Aero Leather Clothing
Aero Type B-3 USAAF Contract No. 42-5110-P
The Type B-3 was standardized on May 29th 1933, and remained virtually unaltered until its discontinuation in 1943. Aero offers two versions, each manufactured to exact Military Specifications for their respective 1942 contracts. The earlier 42-5110-P has two large back panels with a center seam over a narrow waistband, while originals of the later 42-22899-P contract can be found with at least two slightly different back panel configurations. This was a common practice with sheepskin flight jackets on both sides of The Atlantic as the war drew on and the shortages of raw materials meant that slight variations were acceptable to the USAAF.
Aero Leather Clothing 42-5110-P uses the correct B-3 weight heavy Shearling Sheepskin with extra strong Horsehide sleeve and seam overlays for extra protection, and single map pocket on the right hand side. It has heavy leather straps with three-way stud collar closure for use in foul weather which enables the jacket to provide added protection to the lower part of the face. Aero also uses the spec weight, shorter shearling for the cuffs, waistbands and wind flap. This style is available in original Seal Brown Sheep/Seal Brown Horsehide trim and Seal Brown Sheep/Russet Brown Horsehide trim or the rare "Redskin" shearling. All versions use a Triple Marked Talon zipper on wide herringbone tape, alloy buckles recast from originals, just as it was back then!
Although the B-3 was discontinued by the USAAF on the 23rd of May 1943, the Aero Leather 42-5110-P is still made to the identical original specification and standards as the WW2 Army Air Corps garments, many of which are still going strong after over 50 years of wear.
AAF Shoulder Decal optional.
To find out what we currently have in stock in the Aero USAAF Type B-3 Contract No. 42-5110-P, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206) 550-3545. You can also contact us for professional sizing for this style. Click HERE for more information on ordering a custom Aero jacket!
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