The fur-collared G-1 flight jacket has been a staple throughout American history since its introduction in the 1920s-1930s but Cockpit USA has re-invented the G-1 once again with a now removable genuine fur collar and side entry pockets. This fur-collared flight jacket is sized according to military specification so ordering one size larger is recommended for a looser fit.
• 100% goatskin leather • Poly lining • Removable mouton shearling collar • Bi-swing back • Front zipper over USN wind flap • Two front flap pockets • Side entry pockets • Interior snap close pocket • Knit cuffs and waistband • This is a regular fit jacket • Available in brown • Proudly made in the USA.
The Type A-2 flying jacket was officially standardized by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1927, as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket. The military specification number for Type A-2 is 94-3040, Drawing Number 31-1415, but spec. labels found in the jackets themselves show this to be 30-1415.
The A-2 was traditionally awarded to an Army Air Forces officer upon completion of basic flight training, and always before graduating to advanced training. The informal standard system of distribution was airmen lining up in front of boxes containing jackets of various sizes and handed out by the base Quartermaster.
The flight jacket became a treasured item to all airmen, and was worn with as much pride as their wings. During their service, crews often added and removed squadron patches, rank marks, mission markings and occasionally painted artwork depicting the type of aircraft they flew, or the Nose Art painted on their aircraft.