The 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.
As authentic as it can be Review by Dave Pitt (February 2007)
I want to take a minute and "Thank You" for the excellent service I received from when I ordered my A-2 Jacket.
I have had several A-2 jackets in the past. The last one was a Cooper, which I wore till the cuffs frayed out. I gave it to Goodwill.
This jacket is well made and as authentic as I care to be. Eplets, patch pockets, etc. are first class. I ordered it on last week [Wednesday] and it was here this Monday. Wow, now that is fast. I highly recomend you.
Thank you again, I am VERY PLEASED !!!!!
(Posted on 7/23/10)
My favorite piece of clothing!! Review by Rob Bailey (February 2007)
About 8 years ago I was searching for an authentic A-2 flight jacket. I found your site, and loved all the information on it. I kept watching for months, waiting on an A-2 in my size to show up in the bargain bin. Sure enough, one day a "mis-stiched" A-2 became available and I jumped right on it.
When it arrived I could not believe the quality. I had only seen cheap replicas in the past. To this day it is my favorite piece of clothing I've ever owned.
Whatever mperfection is there is not even noticable.
I wanted to let you know that you have another thrilled customer. I re-ordered another catalogue because they are a fantastic resource.
I hope your company is doing well. I have recommended friends to you. Thank you for doing excellent work!
It's greatly appreciated. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Rich, glorious leather. 100% satisfied! Review by Doug Rennie (January 2007)
Well, my A-2 goatskin arrived today (Jan 9); not sure why it took almost 2 weeks to get here, but now that it has at last arrived, it's well worth the wait. Just a superb jacket! A near-perfect fit (your 38R recommendation was right on; I'm usually between a 36R and 38R, but the US authentic jacket is a trim fit, which I much prefer over the baggy "relaxed" fit of almost all the others. The fit on me is snug without being tight, as I said close-to-perfect), and the quality of the leather, stitching, and general attention to detail is first-rate.
VASTLY superior in every respect to the Cooper A-2 I once had. The leather is smooth, soft and supple, and the jacket smells like the interior of a BMW. That is, that rich, glorious leather smell.
Everything about the jacket says quality and authenticity, including the "Army Air Forces" stamp on the lining which gives the whole package a strong WW II feel.
The long wait was a little frustrating, but I am 100% satisfied with the jacket.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Awesome product Review by Sean Downs (November 2006)
I bought a A-2 horsehide on 10/31/06 for my dad and he loves it , you sell an awesome product. I bought an A-2 from another company in the spring and the quality my jacket next to yours is night and day your jacket is a homerun and mine is let's just say I'm kicking myself now for not researching more.Hopefully in the future I'll save up enough to buy one of your fine jackets, until such time take care.
A satisfied customer ,
Do you take trade in's ha ha ha. Take care, Sean
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Infinitely better than the competition Review by NK Watanabe (November 2006)
I just received your Russet Horsehide A-2 and it is outstanding! Through work with the Exemplar Program at the USAF Academy, I have come in contact with numerous A-2s , including one from COL Hub Zemke and yours is right on. Infinitely better than those sold by your competitors such as US Wings. Hooah!
LTC, US Army
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Awesome jacket Review by Sean Downs (November 2006)
I purchased an a-2 horsehide for my dad on 10/31/06, I recieved it in two days the jacket was awesome. I purchased a horsehide from another company this year and mine doesn't even match the quality of yours. I'll try to obtain one of your A-2 horsehide for myself in the near future . keep up the great work. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Outstanding repair Review by Carl Bernstein (November 2006)
Thanks again for the outstanding repair and fast one week turn around.The wrist knits look great. The leather WW2 name tag looks perfect and you did it without sewing thru the liner! fantastic first rate job! Cheers, Carl Bernstein. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Lovely jacket Review by Fred Martin Ramstad (November 2006)
I got a very nice surprise this morning! My A2 arrived! Thank You ever so much for a lovely jacket, and great service!! The jacket arrived in Oslo, Norway less than a week after I placed my order!
Once again; thank You. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Stunning Review by Mark Davis (September 2006)
The A-2 arrived a couple of weeks ago and it is stunning. The horshide leather is firm and has a beautiful russet hue that I am sure will only improve with time. The jacket, true to military specifications, fits well -- close, but not binding. It is remarkably well-constructed, and I cannot see any appreciable difference between my coat and those made overseas that cost far, far more. Thanks.
-MRD, Atlanta (Posted on 7/23/10)
Everything in this jacket is outstanding! Review by Gene Soudlenkov (September 2006)
I have just received my goatskin A-2 and I must admit - this is the best leather jacket I have ever owned! Leather quality, details, quality in general - everything in this jacket is outstanding! Now I am seriously inclined to order another jacket from US Authentic! (Posted on 7/23/10)
- Beautiful Jacket! Review by Joe
- I had ordered a russett horsehide A2 jacket size 44R and it arrived in 4 days. The quality of the jacket is obvious--very well built! This is definitely not a "mall jacket". Unfortunately i had to return it for a refund as i ordered a size to small and am now waiting to lose more weight before ordering the proper size. ---Joe (Posted on 9/19/14)
- Very nice jacket. Review by Jan
I just received an A2 seal brown horsehide jacket and I must say that I like it a lot.
My e-mails were answered promptly and delivery to the Netherlands after ordering was very quick.
I would not hesitate to make further business with flightjacket.com.
(Posted on 8/19/14)
- FANTASTIC A-2!!! Review by Jason
- A big thank you to Shaul and all at USAuthentic for a strong, beautifully crafted shell, haven't taken it off yet and it's only getting better and better. Ear to ear grin, thanks very much! (Posted on 6/8/14)