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Jacket, Flying, Type A-2
This page was last updated: April 26, 2016


This is the jacket General MacArthur chose to wear. In 1930 it was approved for issue to pilots. The original specs. called for russet shade horsehide. Today we are able to supply military grade horsehide and it's tough as nails. You'll notice the natural creases, folds and surface graining; these are natural conditions and not flaws in the processing of the garment. Details include top entry pockets with snap close flap, knit cuffs and waistbands, brass zipper under front storm flap, snap down collar with hook and eye closure, leather epaulets, underarm grommets for ventilation and an authentic brown cotton lining. If you want your jacket true to size order your regular size. If you want a roomier fit, order one size larger. Proudly made in the U.S.A. Available in regular and long sizes.

This jacket was widely used by many units of the Army not just those of the Army Air Forces.  We also offer A-2 jackets with insignia affixed from the Flying Tigers Army Volunteer Group, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Easy Company), and 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Sizes indicated in the drop down menu are the only sizes available. This leather jacket is made by Cockpit USA.  Note: Please be advised that this garment is available only as a special order. We place orders with the factory sporadically. Customers should receive this garment approximately two weeks thereafter. In the event a return is made for any reason on this garment, all tags, labels, packaging, and other items included MUST ALSO BE RETURNED in the same condition as received by the customer. Failure to do so my void any credit or exchange. Refunds are subject to $30 restocking fee.

Regular and Long Sizes,
Russet Brown Color Genuine Horsehide

Please note that this garment is not a stock item.

Regular Sizes and Prices:
(36-46) $598.00
(48-52) $629.99
(54-60) $693.75

Long Sizes and Prices:
(36-46) $598.00
(48-52) $629.99
(54-60) $693.75

Please select according to your size:

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please visit our US Army Insignia page


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