MA1 BOMBER JACKET

£39.99

MA1 BOMBER JACKET

MA1 Bomber Jacket in Olive Green

A Great Value for Money Flight Jacket

Shell Lining

Made from 100% Heavy Duty Nylon

100% Polyester Fibre Fill Inner

Full Length Zip Front and 2 Inner Pockets

1 Sleeve Pocket

2 Outer Pockets

Fully Reversible

Brass Zip

Choice of Sizes S,M,L,XL,XXL

Other Colours Available Navy Blue and Black

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The History of the Flying Jacket: The flying jacket or bomber jacket as its known in parts of the world originates from the First World War. Long Leather Trench coats had been used for centuries to give protection from the cold .They were used while horse ridding to the invention of the first motor cars . When the aeroplane arrived the leather coat gave protection against the cold as the first aircraft had open cockpits . The US army in 1915 designed waist length coats for their Air Corp as the long coats they were using were very awkward .This was the beginning of the jackets that we use today. The original sheepskin flying jacket was manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1926. As demand for them grew they became known as leather flying jacket.During the Second World War they were used by the RAF to give air crews protection and they soon became know as RAF jackets. The warmest leather flight jacket was the fur-lined Shearling jacket. Updtaed versions of this jacket used wool instead of fur . Two well-known of the American flight jacket is the A2 which was used by the US Army Air Corps and the G1 used by the US Navy.This jacket was made famous by the film Top Gun. After the second world war new materials became available like cotton twill and nylon. Now flying jackets are made from of nomex which is a flame resistant nylon.. Not only have the materials changed. There is a wide range of flight jackets available today mainly used for fashion however they are still used by pilots who still fly open cockpit aircraft

This MA1 Bomber Jacket is Not and Army/Military Surplus Item


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