US Army Air Corps pilots of the 1930s were issued the classic A-2 horsehide leather flight pants for wear in cold weather while piloting their open cockpit P-26 "Peashooter" fighters. This pair of US Army Air Corps Pre-WW2 PILOT A-2 HORSEHIDE LEATHER FLIGHT PANTS are in good condition, with a small tear in the front right knee, some small nicks at the front right thigh, some thinning at the inseam, a few small nicks at the back left thigh, some scattered mothing around the top waist lining, and with some overall age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the pants are in fine shape, with no other damage to the supple "milk chocolate" brown horsehide leather construction. Most interestingly, they measure to a Size 37 Waist x 30 Inseam, boast the original brown leather and elasticized black cotton integral suspenders, and carry the classic TYPE A-2 / DWG.31-2413 / SWITLIK PARACHUTE & EQUIPMENT CO. Early 1930s Air Corps nomenclature label inside. They boast a warm wool pile lining, sport fully functional "TALON" metal "bell" zippers with brown leather pulls down the front, and feature a covered brass "glove" snap closure flap at the middle front waist, a dual snap closure fly, and snap flap closure pockets at the front knees and each side of the back waist. A fine example of extremely rare, original US Army Air Corps Pre-WW2 PILOT A-2 HORSEHIDE LEATHER FLIGHT PANTS. The item "US Army Air Corps Pre-WW2 PILOT A-2 HORSEHIDE LEATHER FLIGHT PANTS Vtg Fly RARE" is in sale since Thursday, February 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.