The Cooper Original™ Leather Flight Jacket Modern A-2! Back by popular demand! One of the staple jackets of the original Cooper Sportswear line was the Cooper Sportswear Goatskin A-2 (the other being the Cooper Sportswear Goatskin USN G-1). So naturally, we had to re-introduce this classic leather flight jacket! Our US Wings Cooper Original™ Goatskin A-2 is an authentic reproduction of the venerable Cooper A-2 and we’ve included all the authentic details of the original, like the side-entry hand-warmer pockets (a hugely popular & practical addition to Cooper’s civilian A-2s that was not present on military A-2s of the time).
The A-2 is arguably the most popular jacket to come out of WWII and its continued popularity today, more than 90 years after it was first adopted by the USAAC in 1931, is proof of this jacket’s timelessness. Our Cooper Original Goatskin A-2 carries on that tradition of timeless style for the current and future generations of flight jacket enthusiasts.
The Cooper Original™ Leather Flight Jacket Modern A-2 features:
- 100% Goatskin leather
- Snap down collar
- One piece back
- One piece sleeves
- Snap close cargo pockets
- Stitched down epaulets
- Military spec brass zipper
- Side entry hand warmer pockets
- Brown satin nylon lining
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Available in Regular and Long
- Color: Dark Brown
- Fit: Normal
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!
The Modern A-2:
The A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flight jacket. Originally invented and developed for the World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots. After a brief period of not issuing jackets to pilots, the modern A-2 was developed and issued. It was said that the popular film, “Top Gun” may have influenced the new A-2. The first Air Force A-2 contract was awarded to Avirex, but all subsequent contracts from 1988 to 1998 were awarded to Neil Cooper USA, now U.S. Wings of Ohio. The modern design differs from the original design in several ways. With a looser fit, made from goatskin in seal brown, side entry pockets, and an inside wallet pockets.