US Navy Class 1 Cold Weather Flame Resistant Deck Jacket

These jackets are the same pattern as the A2 deck jackets but made with Aramid fire resistant material. Buttons on the A2 are replaced with Velcro. This jacket was from Point Mugu Naval Air Base.

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1950s Monarch USN G1 Flight Jacket

Vintage 1950s Monarch USN G1 Flight Jacket

This is a prime example of the sought after Monarch USN G1 flight jacket. The Monarch made jackets were produced just one year post WWII in 1951. The jacket shows specification¬†MIL-J-7823 (AER) and contract no. N383s-80667. ¬†Features of this particular style that set it apart from other flight jackets such as the A-2 used by the USAAF include a “belted” back, gusseted shoulder seems at the back for greater movement. Shearling collar with collar strap and a large internal map pocket. The jackets were constructed of soft but durable goat skin. ¬†Jackets are marked USN with stencil on the underside of the collar.