There are few leather jackets more coveted or iconic than the original US Navy G-1 Flight Jacket. Rivaled only by the USAF A-2, which the G-1 replaced, this is the holy grail of leather jackets and one of the most timelessly cool garments ever produced.
Originally issued in WW2 as the M-422/a and standardized in 1947, the G-1 continues to be issued to US Navy pilots to this day. From off-duty pilots cruising the streets to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, its impact on civilian style and popular culture is enormous.
Manufactured by Cooper Sportswear, Inc. in 1989. Marked a size 40. Mouton collar. Metal zipper. Chin strap. Good vintage condition.
Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN (HT-18) was established on 1 March 1972 to assume the role of advanced helicopter pilot training for the US Navy and US Marines. Read more about them here.
Armpit to Armpit: 22”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18.5"
Total Length: 26.5”
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*Please note, all of our items are vintage and used and will naturally have some wear. We think it all just adds to the piece’s charm. We’ll always do our best to properly document any obvious imperfections.
**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.