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Available as per original US Air Corp. specifications in russet horsehide, seal brown horsehide, and medium brown goatskin.

100% cotton lining, 100% wool knit cuffs and waistband.

True to the original: One piece back, two piece sleeves. 

Talon nickel finish zipper with leather puller tabs. 

Single entry pocket with luxurious curved shape flaps, snap closure. 

Epaulets boxed stitched; 1 3/4" tapering to 1 1/2". 

Hanger loop boxed stitch thru and thru. 

Stand up collar, snapped down collar tips. 

8-10 stitches per inch, reinforced pockets corners and wind flap, provide solid construction backed by life time warranty.

Finish touch of A/N inspection stamp and Air Corp stamp on the lining.

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A2 Horsehide Russet

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  • A2 Goatskin medium brown
  • A2 Horsehide russet
  • A2 Horsehide seal brown
  • Collar, label, hanger loop
  • A2 Horsehide seal brown back view (one piece back)
  • Front pocket
  • Zipper reinforcement
  • Talon zipper
  • Epaulets
  • Vintage horsehide.
Courtesy of Jay Brown. a wonderful, emotional, and touching presentation of an A-2 Flight jacket to a WWII Vet who earned the original.

 

A2 labelThe A-2 Flight Jacket was made famous by U.S. Army airmen who wore them as a testament to their bravery, independence and skill. Service tested in 1930, the A-2 was adopted as the regulation Army Air Corps flying jacket on May 9, 1931. Its style continues to be a perfect example of form following function.

The A-2 jacket is available and true to the original design in russet or seal brown horsehide or medium brown goatskin.

True to the original Air Corp Spec:
One piece back, 2 piece sleeves. Talon nickel finish zipper with leather puller tabs, single entry pocket with luxurious curved shape flaps. Epaulets boxed stitched, 1 3/4" tapering down to 1 1/2". Hanger loop boxed stitch through and through. Stand up collar, snapped down collar tips. 8-10 stitches per inch, reinforced pockets corners and wind flap, provide solid construction that backed by life time warrantee.
Its lining of 100% cotton and 100% wool knit cuffs & waistband is also true to the original. Finish touch of A/N inspection stamp and Air Corp stamp on the lining.

If you like to create your personal specifications or modified colors, shape or components please visit the A-2 custom made jacket page.

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  1. Fit and finish are excellent Review by Dennis Parry (August 2008)

    I've had my goatskin A2 for about a month now, and I love it! I have only been able to wear it around the house due to it being in the 80's outside, but the fit and finish are excellent,way nicer than the Cooper it replaced . I wonder why people spend hundreds more for other brands other than maybe authenticity (I guess I don't enough to speak to that). Thank you for a beautiful jacket and fast service. (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  2. Very happy Review by Jason M. (May 2008)

    Just thought I'd let you know that I have been wearing my seal brown horsehide
    A2 jacket for a few months now. It is breaking in nicely as advertised, and I am very happy with it. I have had several people compliment me on the jacket, including one who was a retired air force colonel and wanted to know where I
    got it. Enough said. Thanks for a great jacket.
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  3. More beautiful than I imagined Review by John Santiago (February 2008)

    The jacket is absolutely amazing!!!! It's much more beautiful than I had imagined, the details really touch my experience in VS21 and japan. Thank you so very much for the wonderful job. I will always treasure it!!!! (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  4. Superior in every aspect Review by James R. Bird, Jr. (February 2008)

    I have just received my horsehide seal brown A2. Its fits perfectly, close to the body as the wartime A2s did. The tex- ture of the horsehide replicates the WWII versions. in terms of "feel", I rate this jacket higher than Eastman! I have an Avirex and a Cooper A2, and your product is superior in every aspect. Your prompt service (2 days) is really
    appreciated.
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  5. Exceptional fit and finish Review by Eric (January 2008)

    Received Horsehide Seal Brown A2 recently. Top notch quality and well worth the fair price. The thickness and quality of the horsehide is exceptional. Stitching and finishing is excellent. True military fit so I'd better not pack on the pounds! Thank you for such a quality product! (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  6. One of a kind Review by Brett Carter (August 2007)

    got my a2 today in the mail it looks fantastic fits well and will be the only one of its kind in the country the badges look great too it was well worth the money and time some people spend thousands on Italian leather jackets
    A2 jackets are not cheap but at the end of the day your getting a much stronger jacket then one from a fashion house and I think they look better as well and their a piece of history that has never gone out of fashion thanks again for a great job
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  7. Amazing quality!!!! Review by Barry Franklin (April 2007)

    Just a note to let you know my custom A2 arrived safe and sound. Amazing quality!!!!!

    The custom pockets are really well designed! I suppose that the "purists" would not be too thrilled about modifying the venerable A2, but
    it is the definitive flight jacket and ex Canadian Air Force officers like mefor some reason always want a sleeve pocket. The inner pocket is great too, accomodating cell phone, wallet or even sun glasses.

    Thanks again! And here are a couple of photos of me with my A2 after I took it for its first plane ride.

    Cheers! And thanks again,
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  8. Very authentic jacket Review by Jonathan Vigier (December 2006)

    I purchased an A2 horsehide seal brown jacket from you a few months ago. I have only recently had time to compare its details to those of the originals from the '40s : it comes out pretty well!
    What with the quality of the product and the excelent service provided by US Authentic I believe the jacket to be very good value for money.
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  9. Wonderful jacket Review by Calvin Chue (February 2006)

    Got the goatskin A-2 jacket today and it looks wonderful! I'm sure our co-worker will cherish it for many years. The custom printed liner is just perfect.

    Thanks again for an excellent product and quick shipping!
    (Posted on 7/28/2010)

  10. Great! Review by Scott Shoop (January 2006)

    I recieved my A2 in two days from ordering. Great! The product is everything that I expected. Thanks again and I WILL recommend you to my friends. (Posted on 7/28/2010)

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Customer Reviews

Best of the Best Review by Randy Jones
I've been a U.S. Authentic customer since their beginning, around 1998. It started because my uncle was a WWII AAF and later USAF B-24 and C-130 navigator. My sons are USAF & Army flyers. I've collected flight jackets from all makers, since I was 12. Some were well made; some cheap, expensive, or fairly priced, I didn't care. They were leather, cotton, nylon or Nomex. Again, I didn't care. I've love(ed) them all. My mother tossed 'em when I moved out; my wife said they cluttered the house & my sons stole them to give to their girlfriends. I love U.S. Authentic the most. Why? It is the best - has the most variation of types and kinds (A-2; B-3: etc), & will modify any & all for you: they make special orders, do anything you ask...not for the money but for your satisfaction. Their attention to detail & 'period' accuracy is truly "Authentic." They are the last of a dying breed, where the customer really does come first, no questions asked. I will be buried (but not too soon I hope) in a U.S. Authentic A-2!. Save yourself time, $$$ & headaches. Don't shop around, just shop at U.S. Authentic. You will always be completely satisfied. Paul R. Jones (Posted on 6/22/2015)
A2 Seal Brown Horsehide Review by Steve
Dear Shaul,

Thank you for the excellent service and quality jacket! The size you recommended was a perfect fit. I really like the horsehide leather which is new to me because Ive been wearing a military issue goatskin A2 for many years. Also after I placed the order online I think you set the record for a shipping label creation from UPS. Literally it was about 15 minutes after I ordered when I got the confirmation of shipping. Incredible!

Thanks Again,
Steve (Posted on 4/28/2015)
PHENOMENAL PRODUCT AND SERVICE! Review by FRANCO
Purchased an A-2 in horsehide seal brown from this company after much time spent researching the web for a quality A-2 Leather Flight Jacket. I have one which has lasted me over 20 years but got a wee bit tight so I figured it was time for a new one. I couldn't believe what some manufacturers were asking for A-2's. The average price was over $1000!!!! Then I found FlightJacket.com and US Authentic MFG Company. Prices seemed reasonable and they had exactly what I was looking for so I rolled the dice and took a chance on their jacket being enough of a quality product to suit me.
First off I couldn't believe the speed with which they responded and shipped my A-2. And I knew I hit the jackpot when I opened the box and saw the most beautiful A-2 Jacket I have ever seen! It is perfect in ever detail. The leather is a heavier more robust horsehide than my old one and weighs more also. The quality of the stitching and seams is absolutely first rate. The lining is very authentic looking and comfortable cotton.
I ordered a 46R up from my old 44R. The fit was perfect except for the sleeves which were a bit too long so I sent it back to have the sleeves shortened by 2 inches. From the time I shipped the A-2 to the company till I got it back was less than a week! Plus I had them add a name tag and a custom lining. Unbelievable service and quality of workmanship. And all this at half the price I would of paid with other manufacturers. I'll stack this A-2 up against any other A-2 on the market.
I also sent my old A-2 Jacket to US Authentic to have some patches sewn on and again incredibly fast and reliable service. I'll save this one for when my grandson is old enough to wear it.
I can't sing the praises of US Authentic MFG Company and Shaul for their prompt courteous and professional service loud enough. This A-2 will last me the rest of my life. And I intend to purchase more items from this company in the future.
Outstanding product and well done! (Posted on 1/20/2015)