What is a G-1 flight jacket?

US Wings US Navy Bomber Jacket G-1 with Wings of Gold 2016

 

 

History of the G-1 flight jacket

The military G-1 Flight jacket is the fur-lined-collar, leather jacket worn by US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard flyers.  The jacket was brought to use by the US Navy in the 1930’s as the M-422A.  The revised  US Military flight jacket developed in 1947 has since been known as the G-1 Flight jacket.

From the beginning, aviators chose leather for its warmth, durability, and good looks. The G-1 jacket is the USN and USCG leather flight jacket.  The G-1 remains a current issue jacket for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard.

 MILITARY G-1 FEATURES

  • Goatskin or Cowhide leather
  • Nylon lining
  • Mouton or synthetic collar
  • Bi-swings back and underarm gussets for freedom of movement
  • Button-thru patch pockets
  • An inside map pocket
  • Brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs and waistband
  • Inside storm flap with USN/USCG perforation
  • Seal brown color

The G-1 is among the most cherished possessions of any naval aviator and symbolizes their status as elite flyers.

Signature Series™ Bison G-1 Jacket

 

CIVILIAN G-1 FEATURES

  • Goatskin, Bison, Cape Buffalo or Cowhide leather
  • Nylon lining
  • Mouton collar
  • Button-thru patch pockets
  • Side entry hand warmer pockets
  • Bi-swing back an underarm gussets for freedom of movement
  • Throat latch
  • One inside pocket
  • Brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs and waistband
  • Inside storm flap with USN perforation

 

 

US Wings, an authorized US Military vendor has a vast assortment of leather flight jackets.  They carry A-2, G-1, B-3 leather jackets as well as numerous nylon flight jackets.  US Wings ® provides aviation apparel to the U.S. Government and commercial customers along with the general public.

 

 

 

 

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