USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets
USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket Z21E002I Cockpit USA Mens Pilot Jackets

USS Forrestal Carrier Pilot's Vietnam Flight Cockpit Jacket

Z21E002I/42

Faithful hand-aged replica of the original G-1, used by the pilots of the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, during the Vietnam War. The aircraft carrier is hand silkscreened on the back.

It is adorned with authentic embroidered replica patches in recognition of the record of one of its fighter pilots and with the famous "Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club" patch in recognition of war service off the coast of North Vietnam, making it original and attractive. 

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. 

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Size
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The "G-1" leather jacket, with its particular "V" design to avoid snagging on 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.

History

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 massive use of jet fighter aircraft, with the beginning of the Vietnam War, makes it unnecessary to use these jackets in flight, so they remain on aircraft carriers and air bases.

Leather jacket Cockpit USA, USS Forrestal 

This jacket has its own history, represented through the emblems (patches) of the Units to which the pilot who used it, during his service in the Vietnam War on board the aircraft carrier (CVA-59) USS Forrestal, pays tribute to the prestige of the wearer and that we describe below:

Features

  • Hand-treated vintage goatskin leather.
  • Lightweight embroidered and silk-screened lining.
  • Pleats on arms and back for better mobility.
  • Two front pockets with flap, 1950's style.
  • Inside pocket with hook-and-eye closure.
  • Elastic waistband and cuffs for a better fit.
  • Regular fit.
  • Available in brown.
  • Made in the United States of America. 





Material
Original Leather
Garment Cut
Regular
Z21E002I/42
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