US Wings Bomber Jackets mean History & Heritage
Our Signature Series™ Limited WWII Cowhide A-2 Bomber Jacket is a Limited Edition A-2! Made from a recently discovered supply of mid-1940s vintage russet brown cowhide leather, the same type of cowhide used in WWII A-2s. Horsehide was the original spec leather, many WWII A-2s were produced in cowhide and even goatskin by various manufacturers.
Unlike the dark brown color of modern A-2s, the color of our Limited Edition WWII Cowhide A-2 is medium-russet brown, a color prevalent during WWII. All in all, this is an A-2 that any AAF pilot would be proud to wear! The leather is quite supple, while still retaining the inherent durability of cowhide, and is surprisingly light for a cowhide flight jacket. The authentic details & the pedigree of the leather makes our Limited Edition WWII Cowhide A-2 the perfect jacket to adorn with your favorite WWII-era patches, and its one piece back makes it the ideal canvas for customizing with hand-painted “nose art.” Made in the USA.
Limited quantity of this jackets have been produced. Once these A-2s are gone, they will no longer be available. Don’t miss your chance to own a wearable piece of history and a true collector’s item! A US Wings exclusive.
The Limited WWII Cowhide A-2 Bomber Jacket features:
- 100% Cowhide leather
- 100% Cotton lining
- Snap down collar
- Collar Clip
- Stitched down shoulder epaulets
- One piece back and sleeves
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Two front cargo pockets
- NO Hand-warmer pockets
- Color: Brown
- Fit: Military (Trimmer in shoulders and torso. For a more normal size or if you have broad shoulders, order a size larger.)
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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.
Gilberto Gonzalez –
Nice jacket!! Judging by the paper work it came with, looks like it is made by SchottNY , which is a very reputable company famous for its made in America products. Now I own both Cockpit USA and Schott’s Jackets.
Paul Cuccinello –
US Wings got it right! The most faithful reproduction of any WWII A2 jacket on the market at a very reasonable price. Excellent workmanship and attention paid to detail. The most outstanding feature is its beautiful , highly grained cowhide leather in the correct russet/red color. Impossible to find on other A 2’s out there. This is my seventh A 2’s, but none compare to this authentic work of art. Thanks Sarge for putting an end to my quest to find the perfect WWII A 2. This is it!
I must admit: I was in the market for a horsehide A-2 and missed out on getting one in my size. This may have been fortuitous, because when this beautiful mid-1940’s vintage cowhide A-2 became available, I grabbed one immediately. No regrets… This jacket is a work of art, and the pictures online do not do it justice! I love the beautiful russet color, not often seen in an A-2. The jacket required very little breaking in and was comfortable from the outset, having only gotten better with time. This is, by far, my absolute favorite jacket!
We are glad you like the jacket.