US Wings Bomber Jackets mean History & Heritage
US Wings is proud to once again offer the Signature Series Horsehide A-2 Leather Bomber Jacket! The original USAAF specs for the A-2 jacket (DWC 30-1415 of Sept. 1930) called for seal brown horsehide. So if you want an authentic WWII A-2, horsehide is it! Our Horsehide Leather Jacket Bomber A-2 is genuine in every detail and has our highest recommendation. Constructed from premium seal brown Italian horsehide which is supple but tough-as-nails. Produced in limited numbers, so don’t miss your chance to own this authentic piece of aviation history. US Wings® – The Professional Look. Made in the USA.
U.S. Wings recently added to OTEXA’s Made in U.S.A. Database
The Signature Series Horsehide Leather Jacket Bomber A-2 features:
- 100% Horsehide leather (3 oz.)
- Snap-down collar
- Collar clip
- Stitched down epaulets
- Brass zipper
- Front cargo pockets
- Mil-spec brass zipper
- One-piece back
- Brown poly/cotton lining
- Knit cuffs & waistband
- Color: Original Seal Brown
- Fit: Trim (Runs trim in shoulders and torso. We recommend to order a size larger for a more normal fit)
Note: This jacket, like the original WWII version, does NOT have side-entry hand warmer pockets or interior pockets.
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!
About our Signature Series™ Line:
From the world’s leading authority on aviation apparel comes this full line of quality leather flight jackets. Each jacket represents the finest of its type anywhere in the world. Hand-crafted in the USA. The quality and uniqueness of the Signature Series™ line sets it apart from the competition. Well known for it’s quality and outstanding value. This tradition continues with the US Wings Signature Series™ made in the USA line. If it carries the US Wings label, you know it’s the BEST!
History of the A-2:
The Type A-2 flying jacket was standardized by the U.S. Army Air Corps as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket in 1931. The A-2 has sturdy snaps and reinforced pockets, a snap down shirt-style collar could be closed completely in order to protect the pilot from the wind. In addition, it replaced the A-1’s buttoned front with a zipper for added protection against the elements in the open cockpit. 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.