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Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket

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Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket

Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket

$499.95 $249.95

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$499.95 $249.95

About the Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket

  • Premium goatskin leather
  • Bi-swing back for free range of movement
  • Underarm gussets
  • Knit waistband and cuffs
  • Legendary Pilot Jacket

Available sizes: 2XL

Available colors: Black, Brown

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Product code: MLG21210P1

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Description

The Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket is Alpha Industries’ reproduction of the coveted naval leather flying jacket featuring a genuine mouton fur collar. The G-1 Leather Jacket is made of quality goatskin leather, and features gussets on the underarms for the sake of breathability, and a bi-swing back for a more open range of movement.

A snippet on the Alpha G-1 Leather Jacket:

“This jacket was brought to use by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s, and standardized by the Navy in 1940 as the M-422A. In 1943 this jacket, named by the Army Air Forces and the Navy as the ANJ-3 (Army Navy Jacket 3), replaced the iconic Army Air Forces A-2 jacket, the most famous of U.S. Military jackets, hence the name of ANJ-3 (vs. A-2). The M-422A replacement of the loved and famous A-2 was, however, in the form of a non-fur-collared version of the “G-1”, currently referred to for obvious reasons as the G-2. In 1988, the U.S. Air Force reinstated the A-2 jacket for all USAF flight crew personnel.

For a very brief period from 1979 until early 1981, issuance of the G-1 to new USN, USMC, and USCG flight crew personnel (i.e., officer flight students and newly designated enlisted Naval Aircrewman) was discontinued as a budgetary economy action, with those personnel being issued summer weight green Nomex flight jackets identical to those issued to their U.S. Air Force counterparts. Replacement of worn-out G-1 jackets for extant Naval Aviation personnel was also discontinued during this period. This action was reversed by Secretary of the Navy action in early 1981, and those USN, USMC, and USCG flight-crew personnel who had not received G-1 jackets were issued one retroactively.

Modifications to USN, USMC, and USCG uniform regulations in the 1990s reduced the type and number of permissible insignia on the G-1, but concurrently permitted wear of the G-1 jacket off base with service uniforms.>

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Weight 1.688 kg
Dimensions 44 × 34 × 15 cm

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