The pictures provided are not clear as to color? McCoy's has said that they can supply a jacket with more grain if requested. The goat skin is supple and the lining is superb. Couldn't put anything in my pockets. While it is certainly reminiscent of original A-2 jackets, a close examination will reveal that it is not. He s a new pilot.
So, the -68- would represent 1968. Here are some examples from some original jackets shown in the Type A-2 Web Page. The questions are compiled mostly from readers who have written looking for more specific information and this is a way of passing along the answers for the benefit of others. Also what would be a fair price for a jacket like this? So far it is very warm in temps to 35 degrees. They would often fly them as skillfully or better than their male counterparts. You can send me details or pictures if you like, but my area of expertise is relatively limited. These were then sewn, or perhaps glued, to the epaulets.
I ordered a 44, since instructions were to measure chest and get that size. I have a pic of it in the thread of course along with some of the crew who sported the A2 with the patch. Goatskin may also be a bit more supple than horsehide. This jacket fits very snug and I ended up with a jacket 2 sizes larger than my size. I've wanted one for years.
So, a reproduction steerhide jacket would not be inauthentic, since they apparently did exist in originals, but by far the most classic hide was horse as was originally specified. Where can I find someone to restore a jacket or supply replacement knits? A: Correct, there is no seam across the back. A: It is only available in brown. Since the zipper is inside the front flap it is a little hard to get it started and it would be easier if it were larger. I would love to have several of these jackets in their different styles. That's just how i'd do it.
A: Yes, the collar snaps down and it does have side pockets for your hands. Aside from the jacket itself, and concerning the process of buying a jacket, there are some considerations to make. The goatskin retains its finish with fewer scuffs, abrasions, and general signs of wear compared to horsehide. Occasionally a group insignia is worn in addition to the squadron insignia. I was able to get an in hands inspection of the jacket and on the back you can see rows of yellow bombs, remnants of a B17, a name above it, and it almost appears to have names written in some bombs 1 says Berlin! Sometimes a group insignia or a large numbered Air Force insignia is seen alone on the chest and, in this case, it is often found on the left side where the squadron insignia would be. The creation of the modern A-2 was after a brief period of the Air Force not issuing jackets to pilots.
I'm interested in one without a thinsulate lining - just a cloth lining. I L-O-V-E it — I absolutely love it! It is fair condition in size 38. I would love to have several of these jackets in their different styles. I can see why everyone loved the A-2. The first were in the 1930's when the jacket originated and were the M-422 and M-422A.
These include hand warming pockets, underneath flap pockets, inside pockets for personal equipment and a special pen pocket inside to allow pilots access to these articles. What better way to make it stand apart from the crowd than with authentic. There is a color Army Air Force insignia on the left shoulder. A: The cuffs and waistband are made with a blend of wool and nylon. From what is in the timeline in this book, the E was the last model change and came out around 1971 or sometime in the 1970's. Historically, I am a bit uneasy in that there is an apparent lack of any evidence of their jackets, at least from wartime.
This jacket is the highest quality jacket I have owned. Worn over a sweater it's kept me warm with the temp below freezing. I tried to look up where to buy one but I had no luck sadly. These military jacket large patches will turn a normal jacket or coat into a garment of pride. Some specifications can be found, but evidence indicates that they were adhered to only loosely. Army Air Corps as a successor to the A-1.
Browse our selection below to find your perfect patch today. Please see our for more information. Are there any specifications for the size and placement of the various insignia on A-2 jackets? Unit insignia, primarily at the squadron level, were based upon a five-inch diameter circular leather disk. The leather is soft and smells wonderful. So, take a scroll down below and you may find what you are looking for. Service tested in 1930, the A 2 Jacket was adopted as the regulation Army Air Corps Flying Jacket on May 9, 1931.
Of the people who have written to me, those who are interested in the highest level of authenticity have been the happiest with either Eastman or Real McCoy's jackets. Cochran, the famed aviatrix, became the first woman to break the sound barrier. I was offered this A2 jacket that the seller got straight fron the vet. Who makes the best reproduction A-2? Sizes: These jackets are roomier so order your regular size. Around 1947 or so the jackets took on their G-1 label and the first specification was the 55J14. I ordered a 44, since instructions were to measure chest and get that size. Is it as authentic as they say it is? Jacket patches are also a perfect addition to a leather motorcycle vest.