Alpha Industries MA-1 Hooded Rib Flight Jacket |MJM49501C1| Black
Alpha Industries

Alpha Industries MA-1 Hooded Rib Flight Jacket |MJM49501C1| Black

Regular price $180.00 $180.00
PRODUCT DETAILS
A hooded bomber silhouette with a nylon, water repellent hood.


BENEFITS
Water Resistant
FEATURES
Onion-quilted lining
Removable nylon hood
MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
Removable Alpha patch on chest
One exterior upper body pocket
Two exterior welt pockets
One interior welt pocket
Knit collar, cuffs and waistband


PRODUCT SPECS
Fit: Standard
Length: Above Hip
RECOMMENDED WEATHER
Intermediate Weather
FABRIC
Shell: 100% Flight Nylon
Lining: 100% Nylon
Fill: 100% Polyester
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Dryclean only.
PRODUCT HISTORY
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S.
Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew.
Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs.
The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators.
Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S.
Air Force decal.
These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S.
Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed.

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