The MA-2 bomber jacket (also known as the CWU-45 flight jacket) is an advanced version derived of the original MA-1 bomber jacket that was originally designed for the American military during the 1950s. CWU stands for Cold Weather Uniform.
The CWU-36/P Summer MA-2 is ideal for those seeking durable construction and authenticity, with a fire resistant Aramid Polyamide outer shell. This US Air Force jacket features an Ideal brass zip front, is fully lined, and also has a button out detachable liner making at a great all year round jacket. The internal label dates this to 19997 and the manufacturer was Creative Apparel Assoc.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear and creasing and throughout. There is bobbling to the ribs and light marks to the upper back area.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: XL with a generous 52in external full chest measurement this is a boxy short fitting jacket typical of the MA-2 style (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Aramid Polyamide.
- Ideal brass front zip with fabric puller
- Two outer patch pockets with velcro flap entry
- Velcro patch to chest for badges
- One combination cigarette/pencil arm pocket with Ideal zip
- Knitted cuffs and hem
- Detachable button liner
- Fully lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 26in (66cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 26in (66cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 21in (53cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 25.5in (65cm)
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