The MA-1 Flight Jacket was issued in the US Airforce in 50s. The jet-age was in full swing and as new types of air planes were created new requirements for pilot performance, safety and comfort also arose.
This jacket could be worn reversed if the wearer would be in a situation were they needed to be visible and attract attention. The zipper has a pull on each side to make it easier to close no matter what side you are wearing facing out.
This is a vintage original produced on the 5'th Mars in 1965 and the condition is just amazing considering the age of the jacket! It also has an original U.S. Air Force patch on the right chest and an original Tactical Air Command patch on the right chest. The Conmar zipper is original and in perfect condition. The wool cuffs and the waist band have some small holes (see pictures for details) but apart from that we haven't seen any visible damages.
- Vintage 1965 USAF MA-1 Jacket Medium - Size Medium - Conmar zipper - Two lined pockets - Two inner pockets - Insulation to withstand cold weather - Knitted wool cuffs, waistband and collar
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.