The A-2 flight jacket is an enduring classic. The A-2 bomber jacket appeared in the 1930s and was the main air uniform style of the United States during World War II. Specifically designed for soldiers who can work freely in the air environment. A2 is an upgraded version of A1 FLIGHT JACKET's first-generation bomber jacket. Based on it, the zipper design has been improved to make A2 more convenient to put on and take off quickly.
1931-The A2 bomber jacket served in the U.S. Air Force in 1943 A-2 bomber jackets are mostly made of horse leather At that time, during the economic crisis and World War II, there was a shortage of materials and the bomber jacket was a munitions. Therefore, the US Congress decided that the A2 Flight Jacket at that time was made of horse leather. It has won the love of pilots with its concise and durable appearance and practical effects.
In 1943, General Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, ordered that the supply of A2 leather jackets be stopped and the cotton B-10 jackets should be used instead. But the pilot did not buy it, still wearing it in private or paying for A2.
In particular, the first thing newly enlisted pilots, after receiving the cotton flight suit, is to buy an A2 FLIGHT JACKET at their own expense to get rid of their rookie title and demonstrate their status as a pilot.
This shows the popularity of A2. The call for the restoration of the A-2 bomber jacket has never stopped. Finally, it returned in 1988 and was reclassified as a US military equipment, and it is still in use today. It appeared in subsequent operations in Panama, the Balkans, and Desert Storm. Since then, A2 Flight Jacket has returned to service with the US Air Force.