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Schott A-2 Flight Jacket

Schott A-2 Flight Jacket


 
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$560.00  

Manufacturer's Part Number: A2SM


Product Code: 618-00108


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Material: French Antique Lambskin

The "TYPE A-2" jacket was standardized on May 29th, 1931 and was manufactured under contract until 1943. It was the regulation ARMY AIR CORPS intermediate flying jacket and was issued and used until the end of WWII. The A-2 takes credit as being one of the most famous of all the WWII Flying jacket and was considered a must have jacket by both the pilots and flight crews. The natural distressing and personalized details gave each garment it own unique signature and character. This jacket is imported.

The escape map detail dates back to the engagement of the Air Force in the European theatre of operations. The jacket was worn by pilots in the 8th, 9th, 12th, and 15th divisions flying B-17 and B-24 bombers as well P-38,P-47 and P-51 Fighters. The escape map of Europe was originally hand sewn into the lining by the pilot in the event that his plane was shot down behind enemy lines thus allowing the downed pilot to navigate his way back to the safety of the allied troops.

This A-2 flight jacket features dual-entry side and patch pockets, and a generous fit. This jacket is imported.

Schott, an American Original Since 1913, focuses on craftsmanship and manufacturing with originality and unmatched precision. Almost 100 years ago Schott revolutionized the jacket manufacturing world by becoming the first jacket maker to incorporate a zipper into the front of a jacket for easy on and off. WWII came and the U.S. Army Air Corp requested a “Bomber" jacket that could protect our boys as they flew into harms way to fight for freedom throughout the world.

Warning – if you are happy with cheaply made jackets and want to pay less for something that looks good today but will be gone tomorrow.
Our Schott A2 Leather Flight Jacket is not for you. If you appreciate quality, workmanship and refuse to compromise, wear the Schott A2 with pride! The Schott 27" Authentic Military A2 Jacket is constructed from a thick and supple Lambskin that will contour to your body and develop character while weathering gracefully with age to become your year in and year out favorite.

Schott is a 100 year old family owned enterprise and they still manufacturer most of their products right here in the U.S.A. The third and fourth generation Schott family members who currently lead the company emphasize quality over quantity, detail over short cuts and integrity in everything they produce!

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