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4859 'Aero Leather' M-422A Intermediate Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture New Stock 'Aero Leather' M-422A Intermediate Flying Jacket - The origins of the M422A intermediate flight jacket date back to the 1940’s and was initially standardised as the M-422 specification by the US Navy in March 1940. It was then modified several times and by October 1943 was known as the AN-J-3A. The M-422A specification was the most widely produced of all the USN intermediate leather flight jackets and it saw action in all theatres in WW11. Post WW11 and into the Korean War period the jacket evolved into the G-1 which is the commonly accepted name for the fur-lined-collar jacket issued to and used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Sadly we have no history with this example which despite being well used remains in remarkable condition. The printed label states ‘Jacket Aviators Intermediate Spec MA422A. Bureau of Aeronautics Size 42 Contract No 20477 0683 and manufacturers name 'Aero Leather Co’. To the left breast is a USN leather name tag and whilst now rather faded appears to show this jacket was originally issued at a Lt Ian M Harris. Interestingly to the left shoulder is an Army Air Force decal that remains in good condition. There is evidence a shield shaped badge has been stitched over this but later removed. The zipper fitted, that looks original to the jacket, is marked ‘Ailee’ which is a new one to us but believe this brand was used by Aero Leather.

The heavy weight leather used on this jacket, which we believe may be goat skin, is in really good shape and no real issues. The brown wool waist knit is also excellent whilst the wrist knits are showing some age and use related wear. Inside features the characteristic burgundy coloured rayon lining and is in exceptional condition and also includes one interior snap fastened pocket. The Mouton fur collar is rather worn as is often the case with these jackets. The storm flap and back of the collar are not stamped with a USN property mark, as sometimes is seen. Size wise this jacket appears to be a genuine 42” chest and the arms are a decent length.

We have a range of extra photographs here so please ask for more details. We have described the jacket as best we can. It certainly looks to be an original example but if any more knowledgeable visitors to the site can add anything to our data base we would be pleased to hear from them and can add details to our description.

£350.00
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3482 AAF B-15 Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture New Stock AAF B-15 Flying Jacket - The B-15 jacket was first introduced in late 1944 to replace the B-10 and remained in service until replaced by the B-15A.The arrival of the jet age in military aviation prompted the need for a new, more modern flight jacket. The B-15 was the lightweight USAF replacement for the previously bulky, leather flight jackets of the WWII era and was the precursor to the MA-1. The B-15 was the first of the USAF synthetic flight jackets. They were an instant success with aviators, as they were far less bulk and considerably more comfortable in the cramped cockpits of the emerging jet fighters. The design of the B-15 introduced many new features including, a pen pocket on the arm, diagonal slash pockets, and with the derivative B-15A a place to clip the oxygen mask when not in use.

This jacket came from a serious UK collector and although we have no way of authenticating the provenance we were told it was purchased from the family of a US Liberator crew member but that is as much as we have got. The fabric shell is in generally good issued condition with just the odd minor snag and light stains. An 8th AF cloth patch is sewn to the left shoulder whilst their in no evidence of a name tag ever being fitted. The classic dark brown mouton collar is in great shape and no sign of moth damage and the fur lined collar strap is still in place. The lining is the classic Alpaca-wool mix and again is in great condition with just minor wear in the shoulder area. The cuffs and waistband appears original to the jacket. The waist knit has some very minor moth nips whilst the cuffs show normal wear and signs of period stitch repairs. The original Conmar brand zip is fitted and runs freely. All the slash pocket snaps are in place and working and is fitted with two interior pockets. No size is marked but we would estimate this jacket is about a 40” chest (102cm) but like all B-15’s is cut short in the waist.

This jacket has clearly only had light use in service and is strong enough for further wear today but would also display very well in an appropriate collection. Like all current stock more detailed pictures are here and available on request.

£345.00
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6007 AAF Vest,Emergency Sustenance Type C-1 - Click for the bigger picture New Stock AAF Vest,Emergency Sustenance Type C-1 - Manufactured by Reliance Mfg Co of Chicargo for a contract awarded to. Sears, Roebuck & Co of Philadelphia. Commonly known as the C-1 survival vest this is in generally good issued condition but showing some age and use related wear to the fabric. The vest is profusely fitted with snap fastening pockets each designed to store specific escape and survival aids ; the pockets are now all empty. In addition the jacket comes complete with a weapons holster fotted with a 'lift the dot' retaining strap. All the pockets are labelled for the original contents. A good set of AAF winged star printed to left breast which is now slightly faded. AAF labelled and with inspection stamps to the inner lining. Button fastening to front and rear adjustment straps. In RAF terms this comprehensive garment would loosely correspond to the RAF Beadon suit and bag system. £85.00
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4042 USAAF A-11A Intermediate Flight Trousers - Click for the bigger picture New Stock USAAF A-11A Intermediate Flight Trousers - A very crisp set manufactured by Ben Greenholtz & Co with a 1945 contract date. The waist size is marked at 32”. The fabric is all in really good condition and the trousers feature a very crisp Army Air Force decal to the top of the left leg. The pocket section blow this, as well as a panel in the rear, is finished in a deeper olive shade than the rest of the garment and this looks like a period a field repair. The set also features a very small patch repair to the back rear panel but clearly these have all been professionally done and actually add to the interest of the garment. All the various zips and snaps are in good shape and functioning and the original leather and fabric braces are still fitted. The A-11 A represented and updated version of the A-11 and first entered service on November 4th 1944 and remained in service until June 4th 1945 when the A-11B variant was introduced which in turn remained an issue items with the AAF and USAF for many years to come. This set certainly tick all the boxes and despite clearly having been issued are in exceptional condition. £75.00
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3367 USAAF A-11 Flight Trousers - Click for the bigger picture New Stock USAAF A-11 Flight Trousers - A good issued set manufactured by Bobrich Manufacturing Corp, with a 32 waist and a 1944 contract date. Finished in olive drab cotton with full length leg zips, fly zip, zipped side pockets and numerous other pockets. Interestingly the top of the left leg carries stencil detail of the original owner. This is no longer 100% clear but appears to read Simpson G and below 91st F.B.S. which we assume relates to the 91st Fighter Bomber Squadron. Overall the material is in good condition but with the odd mark and snag associated with an issued item. All of the zips function correctly but one leather puller on the main leg zip is a replacement and the final 1" of this zip does not function but is unnoticeable from a display point of view. The alpaca lining is very clean whilst the knitted anklets have minor moth damage. The original leather and fabric braces are fitted. These flight trousers were used in conjunction with with the B-15/B-15A flying jackets and this combination was standardised on the 11th April 1944.

£85.00
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4968 RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture New Stock RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared ‘Serviceable’ by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked ‘Small’ and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible ‘quick connect’ loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can’t guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain. £68.00
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1486 HS-18 Headset Receivers - Click for the bigger picture New Stock HS-18 Headset Receivers - A good set of the standard AAF receivers, often seen used in conjunction with the 50 Mission Crusher cap and dating from WW11. The receivers are marked R-14 Made by Murdock MFG Co, for Signal Corps US Army. They also carry and ink stamp SC 380. The aluminium framed headband is embossed HB-7. The tan leather headband is also in good shape as are the rubber ear covers that are marked MC-162-A. The only issue with this set is the communication cord and jack plug has been cut off so this set could provide a source of donor parts to upgrade your own set or alternatively would provide an entry level set that still displays well despite the missing communication cord. £15.00
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5383 USAAF Gunners Belt type A-3 - Click for the bigger picture New Stock USAAF Gunners Belt type A-3 - .Made by Irving Air Chute Company and comes complete in its original issue box which is fully stamped up and the box shows a manufacturing date of March 6 1943 but is further dated dated 2-1-44 which is also stamped on the belt fabric. Inside other than minor rust to meal parts the belt is in near mint condition and even carries an inspection label saying ‘serviceable when checked 25 April 1944’! These belts were fixed to the aircraft, normally in waist gunners position, to prevent air gunners being blown out of aircraft. The belt is made from cotton webbing reinforced with nylon thread and the metal parts are nonmagnetic heat treated steel. The belt was designed to be used by the gunner in a standing position and forms a loop running through the parachute harness and around a mounting point attached to the floor of the aircraft in front of the gunner. The British part number for this item is 106F/5. Extended the belt measures 66” (168 cm).

£65.00
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OC75 Pilots Navigation Kit Briefcase - Click for the bigger picture New Stock Pilots Navigation Kit Briefcase - An original case clearly stamped to front ‘Pilots Navigation Kit Air Force United States Army. It also carries a fine AAF decal below and below that a line of writing has been deliberately obliterated. The could have ben the original owners name but perhaps more likely it was the US Army property mark which was removed when the case was used post war for civilian purposes. The briefcase, which is now empty, has clearly seen some quite heavy use with wear to both the brown grain leather and also to the olive drab fabric sides. The original ‘Conmar USA’ zip is fitted and whilst this still runs care needs to be taken in view of the wear to he olive drab fabric. The leather handles are both in place and in sound condition.

Inside is a fitted interior with files for storing navigation charts, other papers, a pencil slot and a name card mount. Evidence exists where various stickers have at some stage been applied to the interior. Sadly any history associated with this item has been lost down the years. A similar example is illustrated on page 162 & 163 of Jon Maguire’s excellent ‘Gear Up’ reference book. In view of the age related wear on this item it needs to be handled with care but would still provide an excellent backdrop to an appropriate USAAF display. Case measures 17” x 12” (43 cm x 30 cm).
£48.00
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1671 Oxygen Regulator Type A-9A - Click for the bigger picture New Stock Oxygen Regulator Type A-9A - We believe this instrument to be a cockpit mounted oxygen regulator for use with the A-8B oxygen mask. It was purchased from a source in Australia and we were told they were fitted used in the P-40 Warhawk fighter of Flying Tigers fame as well as on the the B –17 Flying Fortress and the B-24. It appears In excellent issued condition condition and the data plate on reverse confirming it was made by Bendix of New Jersey against serial nos AC-41 109491. The dial of the instrument is 2 1/2” diameter (6cm) and as dual metered indicating both "FLOW" and system "CYLINDER PRESSURES" with two independent needles.

£20.00
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5582 AN 5732-1 Magnetic Compass - Click for the bigger picture New Stock AN 5732-1 Magnetic Compass - An original example still fitted to it's anti vibration mounting bar. Basic research indicates possible PBY Catalina origins for standby use. The standby compass may have been mounted above, not on top of, the main instrument panels just ahead of the overhead throttles. The screws to mount it would come up from the bottom of the ears on the mounting bracket securing it to the overhead structure. The PBY's, depending on the model, had either a remote compass or a directional gyro on the main instrument panels but you would would still have a standby magnetic compass in view. Another theory is it could be a Stearman, as this compass will fit exactly in the factory cut out for a compass in the Navy Stearman instrument panel. If any visitors to the site can add any information on this please let us know and we can update our description.

Condition is as shown. The interior lamp hatch cover is missing but it otherwise it looks complete. The compass oil remains clear and the compass swings freely. Below the compass is a compass magnetic deviation card. A data plaque above the compass confirms it was manufactured by the Bendix Aviation Corporation of New Jersey against serial nos Z-709. How this instrument ended up here in the UK is unknown but we feel sure it has a story to tell! Mounting bar measures 16” (41 cm) and it stands 5 1/4” high (13 cm)

£48.00
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1680 Luftwaffe/ Fallschirmjager Parachute Carry Bag - Click for the bigger picture New Stock Luftwaffe/ Fallschirmjager Parachute Carry Bag - Standard issue for both Luftwaffe aircrew and also Fallschirmjager troops and designed to carry both parachutes and harnesses. Made of coarse light brown hessian or burlap material with webbing handles and green cotton reinforced edges. These were fastened by ‘Lift the Dot’ fasteners that are stamped ‘Zieh Hier’(literally ‘Pull Here’).The reverse side is stamped DRP indicating, Deutsche Reichs Patent or German National Patent. This example is also embossed to the top flap with the Luftwaffe stores reference number Fl 30220. The bag is empty and has simply been display stuffed for photographic purposes. It is generally in excellent issued condition with just minor wear to the inner green edging material but this is hidden when closed. Measures 16” x 16”x 13” (40cm x 40cm x 33cm)

£125.00
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1461 Irvin Air Chute Parachute Bag - Click for the bigger picture Reserved Irvin Air Chute Parachute Bag - Of standard pattern and design and whilst not dated is likely to be of WW11 vintage. The zip pulls are protected by a snap fastening flap that is overprinted ‘Mfg. BY IRVIN AIR CHUTE LTD, FORT ERIE, ONTARIO. Manufactured in heavy canvas with twin webbing handles and original zip fasteners marked ‘DOT’, both in good working order. The canvas fabric retains good colour but has some stains/soiling commensurate with service use. The Irving Air Chute Company was formed by Leslie Irvin in Buffalo, New York, the world’s first parachute designer and manufacturer of parachutes in 1919. The Canadian branch was established in 1925. The bag is empty but has been stuffed for photographic purposes only and measures 17”x 16” x 13” (43 cm x 41 cm x 33 cm)

 
1510 USAAF type A-5 Chest Parachute - Click for the bigger picture New Stock USAAF type A-5 Chest Parachute - A very clean example of the quick attachable chest parachute of the Group 2 Yellow category. The A-5 was standardised on January 5th 1945 and consisted of a Type A-3 24 ft canopy to be used in conjunction with an improved harness that included a Quick Release Box. This example is lacking the canopy but is otherwise complete with metal clips fitted to the reverse, bungees and ‘D’ ring and release cables all hidden beneath ‘lift the dot’ fastenings. It is crisply stamped up and was manufacturer by the Eagle Parachute Corp of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as Government no 45-266573. The opposite side is stamped 43J26406 24 Ft Dia and below is dated May 1945. The pack, which is stuffed for display purposes, also carries a parachute packing log record book stamped with Serial no.44-158812. Inside the part number is shown as 43J26406 but as this however appears to relate to an A4 pack so is probably not original to the pack but still a desirable additional detail. The olive drab canvas and three loop carry handles are all in excellent condition. Measures 17” x 10” x 6” (excluding grab handles) or 43cm x 25cm x 15cm. £195.00
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OC348 Ship's Mast with Stainless Steel Fitting Kit and Accessories - Click for the bigger picture Featured Ship's Mast with Stainless Steel Fitting Kit and Accessories - Here we have a unique opportunity to appeal to architects, interior designers, or those contemplating their own "Grand Design" project! We have been fortunate in purchasing a strictly limited quantity of ship's masts that were intended for use in an overseas retail interior design scheme that reflected the nautical look. To this end, the company who won the contract to make these items was a genuine ship's mast manufacturer - the laminated design used is identical to that employed on traditional sailing ship's masts. The round timber section is made from best quality Redwood and is laminated from 8 sections with a hollow interior. The base plate is made from 8mm stainless steel and is complemented by two stainless facia panels made from polished stainless steel to again reflect the nautical theme. When used in store, a Redwood cross beam (100mm x 45mm) was mounted on the stainless steel 16 gauge wall bracket (which is included with this set), which in turn was fitted through the slot cut in the top section of the mast and was then locked in position by a beautifully engineered stainless wedge. We do not have any cross beams remaining, but these are an off-the-shelf item although it is likely the new owners of these masts may wish to adapt them to their own use and spaces. Whilst these were manufactured back in the late 1990’s, they are brand new and have never been used and became surplus when the design scheme was replaced. Some of the timber has minor storage issues resulting in the odd scratch to the mast's finish, but this would be very easy to tidy up where required. We even have the stainless fixing bolts for the base plates, although the locking adhesive that is included is now date expired. We would imagine this kit would sit equally well in a marine themed environment, a wine bar, restaurant, club house, or in a loft space. The applications are as wide as your imagination! We do not exaggerate to say the original purchase price of a single set back in the late 1990’s was close to £1000 a time! We are offering each set 14 years later at a fraction of the manufacturer's costs and we can only speculate what it would cost to produce this quality and specification today. Quite clearly this is a one off opportunity and when they are gone they are gone. Each mast stands 2030mm (80”) to the base of the slot and the total height including the base to the top of the mast is 2500mm (98.5”). In view of their size, these are offered at an ex-warehouse price with the buyer being responsible for collection and delivery. Clearly final use is up to the end user, but these kits were designed for interior use and we believe this would remain the most appropriate application for them. Further detailed pictures of the sets can be provided on request. If you require a bulk quantity for your project please get in touch and we can look at a discounted trade price dependent on number of units required. £195.00
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