The Real McCoy´s G-1 USS J-7823
The G-1 flight jacket is the accepted name for the fur-lined-collar World War II-era flight jacket of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. This flight jacket was similar to the jacket used by the United States Army Air Corps/United States Army Air Forces, the famous A-2 jacket. The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. The jacket rose to prominence after Tom Cruise (and Val Kilmer) wore one in the blockbuster movie Top Gun. The earlier jackets were constructed of goatskin and had a real mouton collar. Current model issue jackets (although there are exceptions) are constructed of cowhide and have a synthetic collar.
This jacket was brought to use by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s, standardized by the Navy in 1940 as the M-422A. In 1943 this jacket, named by the Army Air Forces and the Navy as the ANJ-3 (Army Navy Jacket 3), replaced the iconic Army Air Forces A-2 jacket, hence the name of ANJ-3 (vs. A-2). The M-422A replacement of the loved and famous A-2 was, however, in the form of a non-fur-collared version of the G-1, currently referred to for obvious reasons as the G-2.
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- Mouton collar
- Wool ribbings
- Two patch pockets
- Reproduced original zipper
- Inside Pocket
Made in Japan.