Classic Naval Aviator's "100 Mission" Flight Cockpit Jacket "Without Patches"
Classic fighter pilot jacket, model G-1 design 1940's, used by the United States Navy.
During World War II, the appearance of the aircrew's flight jackets reflected the age and the number of war missions performed, so their aging was a mark of prestige and a symbol of efficiency.
This vintage jacket reflects the long-awaited record to be achieved by all pilots and aircrew of the different air forces: 100 War Missions.
Since this item is made to order in the USA, delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks. In case it takes longer, we will inform you personally.
The "G-1" jacket, with its particular "V" design to avoid snagging with the cockpit joysticks, is the most widely used jacket in the history of the US Navy, making it prestigious in itself and desired by aviation enthusiasts.
- Vintage goatskin leather.
- Silky, lightweight lining.
- Aged Mouton sheepskin collar.
- Bi-swing back pleats on back and at the bottom of sleeve-to-shoulder junctions for better mobility.
- Zipper with wind flap.
- Two front pockets with period style flaps.
- One inside pocket with snap closure.
- Elastic waistband and cuffs.
- Available in brown.
- Made in the United States of America.
From the first applications of aviation (1910-1920), the flight uniformity of pilots in general was focused on combating the cold and the impact of the air, for this purpose it adopted the clothing used by motorcyclists, examples of this are the use of airtight glasses, scarves, scarves, gloves, hats and leather jackets.
But if it was cold on flights over land, in those over the sea it increased exponentially because of the humidity. For this reason, in 1938 the US Navy pilots adopted the m-422 jackets, made of goatskin, similar to the A2 used by the US Army pilots, but reinforced with a sheepskin collar. It also had a bi-swing at the back and at the beginning of the lower part of the sleeves, under the arms, to facilitate the movement of the arms and the placement of warm clothing underneath.
In 1947, the official flight jacket was renamed G-1, and this design has been maintained to the present day. The era of the massive use of jet fighter planes, with the beginning of the Vietnam War, makes the use of leather jackets in flight unnecessary, so they remain on aircraft carriers and air bases.
- Original Leather
- Garment Cut