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Stories of the Jacket: Type 440 USN. 1930’s Navy Fighter Pilot Jacket

A true relic of the 1930s, the Cockpit USA United States Navy fighter pilot jacket is an example of the design innovations of yesteryear. Although closed cockpit flight was fast becoming common in the 30s, pilots were still required to leave the canopies of their planes open during take-off and landing, to ensure an easy getaway or removal by deck crews in the event of an emergency. This Type 440 jacket was designed to provide the comfort, protection and ease of movement needed during such critical and potentially fatal moments. Crafted from 100% government specified goatskin and decked out with unique USN specified diamond shaped, reinforcement elbow patches, the jacket features concealed side entry pockets, an interior chest pocket and adjustable buttoned cuffs with zipper sleeve closures. Lined with a smooth nylon material and finished with a straight cut leather hem, the 1930s Type 440 USN pilot jacket is a striking jacket perfectly suited for formal occasions. Proudly made in the USA by Cockpit USA!

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