Jacket Goatskin Flying Tigers Cockpit USA

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$ 825.00

A reinvigorated slant on the original, the Flying Tigers flight jacket is crafted to the authentic 1941 A-2 pattern from 1941 style russet colored veg tanned goatskin.

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This bomber jacket boasts hook and eye closure, top entry pockets, a snap down collar, underarm ventilation grommets, leather epaulets, russet brown lining along with knit cuffs and waist- band. True to the original there are no side entry or interior pockets. What sets the jacket apart from the rest is the collar stand and slightly longer collar points along with a gold threaded 1942 emblem of the 14th US Army Air Force on the left shoulder which indicated that the pilot was a member of the US Army Air Force after America officially joined the war against Japan. Hand cut and sewn in the Cockpit USA A-2 government factory where the outerwear supplied to the government is made; this jacket has a Hell's Angel emblem on the chest in appliqued leather indicating the pilot was a member of the Third Squadron of the original Flying Tigers. A blood chit on the back featuring the American Volunteer Group insignia and the interior features a silk like embroidered rendition of the AVG Flying Tigers motif. A commemoration of American fighter pilots who volunteered for China prior to America's entry into WWII, this jacket personalizes their courage and bravery.
Proudly made in the USA.