The A-2 established itself as an iconic jacket during the Second World War with its enduring style & functionality, and our Cooper Original™ 50 Mission™ Goatskin A-2 Leather Jacket carries on that tradition of style & functionality today, more than 90 years after the A-2 was first adopted by the USAAC back in 1931. Like the WWII originals, our iteration is a no-nonsense A-2 that is, at its heart, a true cockpit jacket (while still being equally well-suited for those with both feet planted firmly on the ground) and will serve you well for many years to come.
The Cooper Original™ 50 Mission™ Goatskin A-2 Leather Jacket features:
- 100% Naked mil-spec Goatskin
- U.S.A.A.F Military Issue
- Snap-down collar
- Throat hook
- Two front cargo pockets
- NO Side-entry hand-warmers
- NO Interior pocket
- Tailored sleeves
- Poly-cotton lining
- One-piece back
- Option: Add custom name badge – sewn on left chest
- Belly leather
- Your name / rank – embossed (14 spaces max.)
- Color: Brown
- Jacket Lengths: Regular & Long
- Color: Seal Brown
- Fit: Normal
Custom jackets are final sale .
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!
History of the A-2:
In 1931, the Type A-2 flying jacket was standardized, by the US Army Air Corps, as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket. The A-2 has sturdy snaps, reinforced pockets, snap down collar. In addition, it replaced the A-1’s buttoned front with a zipper for added protection against the elements in the open cockpit.