The A-2 Flight Jacket was made famous by U.S. Army airmen who wore them as a testament to their bravery, independence and skill. Service tested in 1930, the A2 jacket was adopted as the regulation Army Air Corps flying jacket on May 9, 1931. Its style continues to be a perfect example of form following function.
The A-2 jacket
is available and true to the original design in russet or seal brown horsehide or medium brown goatskin.
The A2 leather jacket is true to the original Air Corp Spec: The A2 flight jacket have one piece back, 2 piece sleeves. Talon nickel finish zipper with leather puller tabs, single entry pocket with luxurious curved shape flaps. Epaulets boxed stitched, 1 3/4" tapering down to 1 1/2". Hanger loop boxed stitch through and through. Stand up collar, snapped down collar tips. 8-10 stitches per inch, reinforced pockets corners and wind flap, provide solid construction that backed by life time warrantee. The A-2 jacket have lining of 100% cotton and 100% wool knit cuffs & waistband is also true to the original. Finish touch of ther A-2 flight leather jacket are A/N inspection stamp and Air Corp stamp on the lining.
If you like to create your personal specifications A2 jacketor modified colors, shape or components please select the A-2 jacket custom made details bellow.
Courtesy of Jay Brown. a wonderful, emotional, and touching presentation of an A-2 Flight jacket to a WWII Vet who earned the original.
A-2 Jacket, Flight Jacket.
A2 jacket, US Air Force (Air Corp) Leather flight jacket. Made in USA! "Skinny" Fit.
Available as per original US Air Corp. specifications in...
Rating: 5/5 based on 10 review(s)
- In stock
Brand: US AUTHENTIC
Product ID: 0001
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It will outlast me!
Review by Glennon 6/6/2017
I bought one of these in horsehide years ago. It was certainly awesome looking, authentic and original spec, but just not as convenient as the other jackets I owned. I got a very reasonable quote to retrofit it with an inside pocket and side pockets and sent it back to them. Quick turnaround time! It went from being a "closet queen" to becoming my go-to jacket (it is now my favorite, and I've owned a LOT of leather jackets over the decades). It retained the trim look, but is now much more functional. Highly recommended.
Review by Bobon 12/5/2016
Have worn my jacket for 3 seasons for 15 years..(hosehide- russet brown. althogh the lineing is starting to fray...the exterior looks better than ever! Can I get the lining Replaced by You?
Review by Jimon 11/27/2016
I purchased the seal brown horsehide A2 in size 46. The fit is perfect, the quality of the jacket is outstanding. The customer service is exceptional!
Shaul is a fine craftsman
Review by Shiloh Johnon 11/9/2016
Shaul made me a custom BEATLES Black leather from their Hamburg Germany era. Its awesome! The attention to detail makes it 99.9% accurate and will treasure this highly crafted jacket!
Custom A2 Vintage Goatskin
Review by Rob Won 10/31/2016
The jacket I received exceeded my expectations. The fit is spot on and the attention to detail is second to none. Not a hanging thread to be found and the stich work is crisp. The leather is absolutely beautiful. I had considered the horse, but I am glad I went with the goat, the weight and thickness is perfect for an all-around jacket. The vintage finish is rich and gorgeous. Exactly the shade that I wanted. Communication with Shaul was timely and very helpful. Thank you again Shaul for providing me with something I can treasure for years to come.
Outstanding product with amazing customer service
Review by Chris in VTon 10/18/2016
I had originally purchased a russet horse hide A-2 in a size 46R based on a suit coat that I had. When it arrived literally two days after ordering, it was clear that it was two large for me (I am short and fat). After a phone call with Shaul and a few emails back and forth, I sent the coat back with a cheap A-2 that I had that fit well in length, sleeves and shoulders and sent in a chest measurement. With-in a week I received an amazing custom A-2 that fits like a glove. Being horse hide it is taking a bit longer to break in than a softer leather, but I have already received a number of compliments on the jacket. I love this thing and can not recommend Shaul or his company enough!!
Outstanding price, leather, and custom fit!
Review by HOOWAH6on 8/10/2016
I chose a vintage horsehide in a custom A-2 jacket with very exacting measurements. The jacket was completed in less than two days and I received it a few days later. Quite simply, everything was perfect to include the stitching, fit, leather, and communications with Shaul. I will definitely order more custom jackets in the future.
Overall; Excellent !!
Review by G-Manon 5/2/2016
Customer Service is great! (Their staff should teach on-line companies how to "do" this!) Quality of the A-2 Jacket is excellent; proof that Made in the USA can still be a good thing! Overall, an exemplary experience!! Thanks!
compliments from complete strangers
Review by Larry Heagleon 3/26/2016
The expression"You get what you pay for" has never held more true than when I ordered two different jackets, accompanying leather patches, and gloves from U.S. Authentic's Flightjacket.com. First off, there is no one better qualified to help you get your order made just the way you want it than Shaul Dover. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Shaul, including buying my first horse hide A2 some years ago (destroyed in a motorcycle accident), a magnificent sheepskin B3 jacket with incredibly accurate, detailed, painted on leather patches, later, a series of three Flying Tigers painted leather patches, and most recently a replacement for my destroyed horse hide A2, replete with correct painted leather patches depicting the "Fightin' 55th" Fighter Squadron in memoriam to my middle namesake, my Uncle, Raymond Wetzel, who piloted a Lockheed P-38 "Lightning". Everywhere I go, my jackets turn heads and elicit compliments from complete strangers. One of my best life experiences was being in Seattle, Washington, during a reunion of Boeing B-17 bomber pilots and crew members, who, because I was wearing my U.S. Authentic B3, would stop me and ask me about it and then regale me with great stories of their heroic efforts in World War II.
If you want the best made, most authentic flyers jackets, you want to contact Mr. Shaul Dover at Flightjacket.com!
Great quality and service
Review by Pacoon 3/14/2016
I was very impressed by the quality of this jacket. The look, feel, and smell of the leather was all top notch. Much better than my Air Force issued A-2. I found Shaul to be very responsive to inquiries and genuinely interested in getting you the final product you're looking for. If you want a good representation of a WW2-style A-2 without needing a 100% copy of a certain contract, I highly recommend US Authentic.
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