This jacket replaced the leather A-2 as standard issue for aircrew and pilots after 1943. Jacket features USA military flight satin nylon shell with synthetic fur collar and is insulated with a polyester fiberfill. Other details include a front zipper over a wind flap, two snap close side entry pockets, oxygen masks tabs, knit cuffs and waistband, sleeve pen/pencil pocket, inside chest pocket and the Army Air Force Wing & Star insignia embroidered patch on the left sleeve. The B-15 jacket in blue nylon was adopted in 1947 when the US Air Force was formed as an independent arm of the US Armed Forces and first issued in 1944 the nylon version saw heavy use in the Korean war during 1950 – 1954 by jet fighter and bomber pilots. This is a regular fit jacket, available in 1950s US Air Force Blue & Early Air Force Olive. Proudly made in the USA of USA fabric.
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Manufacturer Item # Z2213
About Cockpit USA...
Cockpit USA is a brand built on the firm foundations of an affinity for leather, aviation and an all American heritage. With a story that begins in the skies… It was in the early 70s when President and founder of Cockpit USA Jeff Clyman was taking flight in WWII aircrafts sporting his father’s Army Air Corps aviator jacket, when he was bombarded by crowds of people wanting to know where they could get their hands on one too.
Based in New York City and originally started in 1975 under the corporate name Avirex Ltd, Cockpit USA has a vibrant history. As a current contractor to the U.S. Government, Cockpit USA has supplied the USA government with various products including since 1990 the A-2 leather pilot jacket. Cockpit USA has also supplied various foreign governments with their own version of the A-2 pilots’ jackets as well as Navy jackets for certain USA submarine units and international Navies.
Cockpit USA is a name synonymous with authenticity and a sense of strong American legacy. A lifestyle that has been adopted by iconic celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, (Rocky III wearing the company’s B-3 shearling jacket), Governor Arnold Schwartznegger, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage, Steven Spielberg, Steve McQueen, Tom Selleck, Jerry Seinfeld, Lenard Nemoy, Dan Akroyd, PDiddy, Hugh Jackman, Richard Simmons, Sharon Stone, Christina Aguilera, President Bush and President Obama and just recently Beyonce!
The contemporary collection, Civilian Pilot Training, is a capsule under Cockpit USA specializing in leather and textile outerwear, knitwear and shirting. With each piece being a translation of the company's vast treasure trove archive of genuine historic military finds, styles are recreated with expert craftsmanship and commitment to quality. A true salute to garments of times past and the heroes who have worn them, Cockpit USA maintains a signature standard of execution; manufacturing 80% of products at home in the U.S. using only leathers of the highest grade, heavy duty hard wear with inspiration drawn from military design.