Current USAF Issue A-2s

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HackerF15E, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. davyjones007

    davyjones007 One of the Regulars

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    One thing that some folks tend to forget when wearing and comparing how these jackets should fit is that they are designed to be worn over a flight suit with a t-shirt underneath. Modern flight suits are a bit thicker than ones in the past due to the flame retardant material. My G-1 fits great when I wore it in this capacity on active duty. My fellow flyers and aircrew in the Army and Air Force really like the A-2 and the fit. At least the ones I worked with and on a few occasions, flew with.
     
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  2. Doctor Damage

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    lots of velcro on that jacket

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  3. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I like the modern fit. Those old photos with guys wearing jackets high in the waist and short on the sleeves? I would not be comfortable.

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  4. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm with you on that, but that's a somewhat heretical view around here, but on other forums and especially among the A-2 fanatics it's something that would get you burned at the stake, haha
     
  5. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Not a fan of the A-2 jackets. Actually, I find them cool only in one picture.
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  6. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    My A-2 jackets fit just like the jacket on Pence. Or maybe he fills out the jacket like me.
     
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  7. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    As does mine, though a bit looser in the sleeves.

    Personally, I'm rather fond of the A2. I find that it makes a nice windbreaker, and the extra room in the body lets me wear a thick roll-neck underneath.
     
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  8. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I actually have a not to specification, A-2 style jacket, which is sized a little larger, just for layering. I can wear a down jacket, or MA1 jacket, for warmth when I ride my motorcycle in cold weather. I don't see how those pilots in the old days stayed warm in an open cockpit.
     
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  9. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    Opinions vary. If a guy wants to wear a size or two too small, then that's the perfect fit for him, and it's not a size or two too small. The next guy, me, actually wants to be able to wear the jacket, move in it, have the body not fit like a girl's halter top...... don't tell The Pope.
     
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  10. Aloysius

    Aloysius A-List Customer

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    Lol, I like how you highlight Presidents going back until (and not including) GHWB who was the only one who knew how to wear a flight jacket (and the last President who dressed properly in general.)
     
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  11. Fifty150

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    I recall that Papa Bush & Baby Bush wore G-1 jackets.

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  12. Aloysius

    Aloysius A-List Customer

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    I mention GHWB because he was a WWII fighter pilot.
     
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  13. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    Notice how his name tag identifies his rank as a Lieutenant.

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