Our US Wings Cooper™ Original A-2 jacket features Russet Antique Cowhide and is styled like the original USAAF A-2’s from the 1940’s but with a modern twist. Our US Government Issue jacket is similar to jackets seen in the Masters of the Air Mini Series and offers features, fit & functionality upgrades for the modern wearer.
Cooper™ was founded in the 1930’s and is one of the few remaining brands still in production today and our jacket is made from premium antique cowhide leather in a russet brown color that was commonly seen during WWII. The leather has been shaved to reduce the overall weight and makes the jacket even more soft & supple, but rest assured that it still retains all the toughness & durability you’ve come to expect from cowhide leather!
The Cooper™ Original Russet Antique Cowhide A-2 features:
- One-piece back and sleeves
- Lighter color tone-matching knit cuffs & waistband
- Snap-down collar
- Stitched epaulets
- Hook & eye throat latch
- Large cargo pockets
- Side-entry hand-warmer pockets
- Two interior pockets
- A heavy-duty zipper
- Color: Russet Brown
- Fit: Normal
One of the most Legendary and Iconic flight jackets ever made! Finely crafted from full gran cowhide, hand aged and antiqued. So if you’ve ever wanted an A-2 with the authentic look of a jacket and the fit & functionality of a modern jacket, look no further than our Cooper™ Original Russet Antique Cowhide A-2!
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.