This is the intermediate-weight jacket based on the MA-1 flight jacket worn by United States Air Force pilots during the Jet Age.
Its nylon exterior is an accurate period detail that marked the U.S. Air Force’s transition from bulkier, fleece-lined leather models to streamlined nylon models to accommodate pilots seated inside smaller, equipment-crammed jet aircraft cockpits. This jacket’s sage-green color authentically identifies it as a 2nd generation MA-1 (the earliest models were midnight blue)—the jacket transitioned into a camoflauge-friendly green shade better-suited for a downed airman’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) efforts during the Korean War. This jacket retains the original’s highly visible orange lining (updated with polyester) that assisted identification and rescue operations when reversed. With a knit ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband made from an acrylic/lycra blend with two lower slash pockets. Zippered front.
Men’s chest sizes