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Accessories March, 11 2010

Eastman Leather x Heritage Research Aviator Pack

Heritage Research collaborate with Eastman Leather to produce this stunning Aviator Pack, supplied in authentic wartime issue packaging. It includes the ‘A-2 FLIGHT JACKET’, ‘A-10 GLOVES’ and ‘AVIATORS KIT BAG.’

The A-2 Flight Jacket is an exact replica down to the finest detail. Made from beautiful vegetable tanned Steerhide in authentic Seal Brown, the jacket features 100% plain weave cotton lining, dull nickel collar hook, 100% wool tubular woven rib and fitted with Eastmans exclusive chevron Crown zipper, unrivalled by any other manufacturer worldwide. The Eastman x HR A-2 is supplied with the squadron patch of the 703rd Bomb Sq (who boasted Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart as a Command pilot) and a brass ACME survival whistle. With two press stud front pockets, shoulder epaulettes and ribbed cuff and hem.

The A-10 glove was standardised on July 20th 1938, and was used throughout the whole of WWII. It was issued to all aircrew and is made from a supple Goatskin leather and lined with a fine wool knit. The ribbed wristlet is also made from a 100% wool knit. These are reproduced to the exact USAAF A-10 spec. Complete with small AAF decal which was applied to all A-10s after early ’43.

The Aviator Kit Bag is made from a strong 100% cotton OD canvas, this is an exact copy of the original WWII USAAF aviators kit bag, in the early war pale OD shade. It is fastened by way of two sprung chevron Crown zippers, that meet at the top, with a further closure flap with press-studs. Featuring AN stenciling on the side and internal pockets which are selvaged with 100% cotton HBT taping. Large enough for an A-2 jacket, gloves, maps and lunch. Duel labeling and Heritage Research stencil on side.

A truly amazing set with unrivalled attention to original detailing and specification. Look out for a release soon at Oi Polloi.

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