Produced in the 1950s, the J-7758A was the successor to the popular M-421A model of WWII, and the AN6551. The design was inspired by the upper body of a flight suit made from similar fabric. The back of the jacket has 'action' pleats that allow for better mobility, just like the Navy's G-1 leather flight jacket.
The design had a number of improvements from its predessors, such as a built in cord down the front of the jacket along side the zip track to prevent the slider catching in the fabric and tearing it - a common problem with the other designs.
It's light-weight, simple, practical design meant it was perfect for warmer missions, and could be worn over just a shirt, or sometimes as an extra layer over the full-piece flight suit.
This stunning reproduction exquisitely captures every original detail. Most impressively the original fine-weave cotton twill has been reproduced to absolute perfection.
- MATERIAL :
- 100% Cotton Twill
- BUTTONS :
- Mil spec. Urea
- LABEL :
- Buzz Rickson Mfg. co.