U.S. Wings recently added to OTEXA’s Made in U.S.A. Database
During WWII, the A-2 jacket was primarily associated with US Army Air Force pilots & aircrews (the Air Force was part of the US Army until 1947), but the A-2 was also worn by non-aviation US Army personnel including officers serving in the 82nd Airborne and the 101st Airborne; even Gen. Douglas MacArthur was known to wear an A-2 jacket. But whether they were the pilot of a B-17 with 25 missions under their belt, a P-51 Mustang fighter ace, or a member of an elite parachute infantry regiment, those who were authorized to wear the A-2 wore it like a badge of honor.
Fast-forward to 2020: For the first time in more than seven decades, the A-2 “Bomber” Jacket will make its triumphant return to active duty to the US Army and will become an officially issued jacket once again! For authorized personnel, the A-2 will be an option to go along with the Army’s new WWII-styled service uniforms, which will roll out to all soldiers beginning in 2020. US Wings, who is already an official supplier to the US Military, will also be one of the suppliers of this jacket to the US Army.
But you can get the very same A-2 jacket as US Army personnel without having to join the military! Our USA-made Official US Army A-2 is the same jacket that will be issued to the US Army in 2020. The A-2 has been a perennial favorite among our customers for years and this newest rendition will no doubt prove to be just as popular. It’s made from the finest mil-spec cowhide available and is manufactured to the highest military quality standards and specifications. Based primarily on the current-issue USAF goatskin version (but with a few small differences like slightly more narrow, tapered epaulets)
The Authentic Army Cowhide A-2 Leather Jacket (US Made) features:
- Snap-down collar
- Two front cargo pockets with side-entry handwarmers
- Two interior pockets
- An interior pen/pencil pocket
- Underarm gussets
- Poly-cotton lining.
This jacket will be issued to Army personnel starting in April of 2020, but we will have it in-stock in December 2019. Currently, in production, receive in time for the Holidays!
The A-2 had a glorious history with the USAAF and is still proudly worn by USAF personnel today and has been the most popular “bomber-style” jacket among civilians for decades. Now, current US Army personnel will have the opportunity to create their own glorious history with this venerable & iconic jacket and so will you: get one today and experience the “real deal” for yourself! Made in the USA.