Bessie G-1 Cockpit Jacket Women
This beautiful women's pilot's jacket is a modern and robust version of the traditional G-1 bomber pilot's jacket worn by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s.
Made from genuine aged goatskin, its neck is mouton. It has a central zipper with two-way closure and front pockets with piping and snap closure button. The cuffs and waist are elastic knit, ensuring comfort and a perfect fit. Cockpit USA's parachute camouflage lining makes this jacket a perfect combination of quality, luxury and style.
Since this item is made to order in the U.S., delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks. If it takes longer, we will let you know in person.
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.
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 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.
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.
- Made of aged goatskin leather.
- Lined with Cockpit USA's signature parachute camouflage
- Plush sheepskin leather collar
- Two front snap pockets
- Two-way zipper
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Slim fit jacket
- Available in black
- Proudly made in the U.S.A.
- Original Leather
- Garment Cut