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Apparel - Pilot Shirts. Since the type G-1 flight jacket has been regulation issue gear to pilots of the United States Navy. The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is one of the most classic and immediately recognizable articles of military clothing ever designed. Since the G-1 flight jacket has been regulation issue gear to pilots of the United States Navy. The WWII-style "nose art" that adorns the back of this jacket is sepia-toned to give it an antiqued appearance.
Cockpit B-3 Leather Bomber Jacket. Made in the USA! Cockpit Amelia Leather Flight Jacket. Beautifully handcrafted in the USA to replicate the flight jacket worn by Amelia Earhart in her many aviation exploits during the s and s. A best seller because of the superb components and leathers used.
Cockpit Mustang A-2 Leather Jacket. We offer this A-2 recreation as a goatskin alternative that provides a good historical perspective on this iconic jacket. A Leather Flying Gloves. These A Leather Gloves are complete with wool lining and wool knit cuffs.
A lighter weight version of the Antique Lambskin A-2 making it suitable for all seasons and particularly perfect for warmer climates. Cockpit Avenger G-1 Bomber Jacket. Cockpits were cramped and filled with new equipment. Speedy, unimpeded ingress and egress from cockpits became even more critical for safety.
Rather than bulky leather, a sleek, lightweight yet warm jacket was needed for the new jet technology. To meet these needs, a new type of flight jacket was developed from the existing B jacket, which was initially produced in cotton, but later produced in the same pattern but in high quality nylon.
The B had a wool collar with pile carried over from the earlier B that was found to interfere with straps in practice. Nylon had been discovered prior to World War II but it was not used in flight clothing until after the war, possibly because the demand for nylon for items such as parachutes consumed the available supply during the war.
Small numbers were also issued to Army flight personnel. MA-1 jackets first appeared in Europe in very small quantities in the mid-to-late s probably on the black market and at sales of government surplus.
In the early to mids more MA-1 jackets appeared in Europe as Alpha Industries and later Rothco  began to export MA-1 jackets and other military clothing to European Air Forces and commercial customers.
The MA-1 was designed by the United States Air Force to serve as an intermediate weight flight jacket for use all year. This was accomplished by manufacturing the MA-1 from very high quality nylon fabrics and polyester interlinings. The lightweight nylon design allowed the pilot to wear the jacket open and be comfortable in warm weather.
Upon entering the aircraft, the pilot could zip the jacket closed and be afforded ample protection against the cold conditions encountered in flight. The MA-1 underwent design modifications during its long history of use but the classic highly functional design has remained basically the same.
The military specification was amended to reflect the changes which was signaled by adding a letter to the Mil. The most important revision, Mil-JF, was issued in November [ citation needed ]. The MA-1 was initially produced in midnight blue and sage green. Blue was the original color used by the military, but it was soon replaced by green. During the Korean War , — mixing flight clothing from multiple time periods and colors was not unusual.
Presumably, the green was eventually adopted because it blended more easily with the environment should the pilot need camouflage protection on the ground [ citation needed ]. During the Vietnam War , there were variant commercial copies of MA-1 in camouflage pattern which were purchased by American servicemen. While no longer issued by the United States military, it remains popular among many United States-allied armed forces e. Many American clothing manufacturers, formerly military contractors now produce a variety of colors in addition to the traditional.
Because the MA-1 Jacket not only keeps the wearer warm, but is highly comfortable, the jacket is very popular in Europe [ citation needed ] and Australia [ citation needed ] during winter.
The jacket is also worn [ citation needed ] in North America, where it is commonly known as a bomber jacket , especially in areas with cold weather.
Bomber Jacket. Sleek. Lined. Hooded. Step out in style and make a lasting impression in an eye-catching bomber jacket. The bomber style offers cool, casual appeal and . Discover bomber jackets for men at ASOS. Shop our flight jackets, varsity jackets & aviator jacket styles. Free shipping and returns on bomber jackets for women at dvlnpxiuf.ga Shop the latest bomber jacket styles from the best brands. Check out our entire collection.