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Type A-2 pouch, what is it for?


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I’ve had this for many years but haven’t discovered what it is for. It appears to be an AAF pouch of some type. The size is 10 ½ inches wide, by about 6 inches high the way it shows in the photo. The straps are 15 inches long and wrap around the pouch to snap.

Thanks for any assistance.

BKW

 

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Excellent!

Thanks for the info, I can make some more photos of the inside, if isn't very large on the inside, about 2 inches, so probably maybe held 2 or 3 37mm flairs stacked? Was this designed to be attached to something or just wrap the straps around it with the snaps hold it tight depending on the number of flares?

BKW

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more pics would help, thanks

I doubt they stacked the flares because all aircraft were allotted a series of different colored parachute flares with the quaintly depending on the rating of the aircraft i.e. bombardment, observation, pursuit etc.

What I'm thinking is that they store up on end as to be able to read the color type.

One type that would have been contained in the pouch is the M11 which measures 7.69 inches x 1.56 inches.

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