A feminine take on the traditional G-1 bomber, brought to use by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s. This Naval fighter pilot’s jacket is a perfect combination of hardy quality and sumptuous luxury. Crafted from vintage antique lamb and lined with the unique copyrighted Cockpit USA Escape map design, this jacket boasts a plush mouton shearling fur collar, featuring side entry pockets and a slim fit. Made in the USA of imported leather.
The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy began issue of the B-3 in the 1930s, and standardized by the Navy in 1940 as the M-422A. In 1943 this jacket, named by the Army Air Forces and the Navy as the ANJ-3 (Army Navy Jacket 3). The term "G-1" was not used as a label for this fur-collared military-issued jacket until after WWII However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of naval leather flight jacket. Prior to the end of World War II, and starting in 1940 when it was officially named by the U.S. Navy, the jacket had the military spec number of M-422.