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MA1 Flight Bomber Army Us Pilot Airforce Jacket
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- Reversible Orange Lining
- Filled With Polyester Batting
- Knitted Collar, Cuffs & Waistband
- 2 Inner & 2 Outer Slash Welt Pockets
- Well Padded Superb Quality
MA1 Flight Bomber Army Us Pilot Airforce Jacket Description
MA1 FLIGHT BOMBER ARMY COMBAT MILITARY US PILOT SKIN MOD BIKERS AIRFORCE JACKET
BRAND NEW COOL SKINHEAD US STYLE MA1 BOMBER FLIGHT COMBAT ARMY JACKET
HIGH QUALITY - FULLY PADDED
Prior to the invention of jet aircraft, fleece-lined leather jackets were issued to flight personnel. However, the new jets could fly at much higher altitudes and in much colder temperatures than propeller aircraft. If the heavy, bulky leather jackets became wet from rain (when the pilot walked to his aircraft) or from perspiration, the water would freeze at high altitudes, making the jackets cold and uncomfortable. Also, the new jets were more streamlined in design. Cockpits were cramped and filled with new equipment. Speedy, unimpeded access to and exit from cockpits became even more critical for safety. Rather than bulky leather, a sleek, lightweight yet warm jacket was needed for the new jet technology.
To meet these needs, a new type of flight jacket was developed from the existing B-15 jacket, which was initially produced in cotton, but later produced in the same pattern but in high quality nylon. The B-15 had a wool collar with pile (a little like fur) carried over from the earlier B-10 that was found to interfere with straps in practice. Nylon had been discovered prior to World War II but it was not used in flight clothing until after the war, possibly because the demand for nylon for items such as parachutes consumed the available supply during the war.
The first MA-1 jackets were issued around 1949 or 1950 to United States Air Force and Navy pilots and flight crews. Small numbers were also issued to Army flight personnel. MA-1 jackets first appeared in Europe in very small quantities in the mid-to-late 1950s probably on the black market and at sales of government surplus.
*Brand New in Original Packing
*Heavy Duty Brass Zip
*Reversible Orange Lining
*Filled With Polyester Batting
*Knitted Collar, Cuffs & Waistband
*Pen/utility Pocket on Sleeve
*2 Inner & 2 Outer Slash Welt Pockets
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Product Reviews of MA1 Flight Bomber Army Us Pilot Airforce Jacket
Fashionable consumers who previously picked up this clothing product gave it 5 stars in total.
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Bomber jacketproduct is good quality and fits well, received in good as suggested.
Pilot bumper jacketThe product is great
MK1 bomber jacketPerfect. Exactly the proper original ones in every way. Very very happy... makes me feel sorry for the idiots spending £130 on the Alpha industries ones with the horrible red tag.
Ma1 jacketThis is a Beautiful jacket, made very well with exceptional quality. Had so many compliments. The turquoise colour really stands out. Fast delivery too. Very pleased. Thankyou
WarmNicely made and warm! The zipper sticks a little which can be annoying, not a major drawback. All in all good value for money.
PerfectIt’s exactly like in the picture. At first I was scared to buy it but the quality is good and it’s just what I was looking for
Bomber JktGood jacket nice an warm. Good price
Black jacketIf u looking for an outstanding, stylish and amazing jacket then u should buy this jacket.Very affordable and comfortable.
Pilot Airforce jacketVery happy with my purchase. It was delivered as promised. Very professional service & Good quality .
Bomber jacketHappy with the product, the person receiving the product was over the moon and will be looking at buying future products. Thanks