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Alpha Industries CWU 45/P Flight Jacket Black, Replica Blue and Sage Green

Manufacturer part number: MJC22000C1
Manufacturer: Alpha Industries
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$150.00
$127.00

Originally issued to USAF and Navy pilots, the CWU 45/P Flight Jacket is a classic staple piece for those looking for a trendy yet durable jacket. The authentic military vibe is showcased through its thicker fill, ribbed knit cuffs and collar and front zipper closure with storm flaps to ensure the perfect insulation. 

BENEFITS:

  • Water Resistant

FEATURES:

  • Fold down collar
  • Onion quilted lining
  • Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
  • Sleeve shirring
  • Removable patch with Alpha embroidery on chest
  • Two lower flap pockets
  • One interior patch pocket
  • Knit rib cuffs and waistband
  • Ottoman knit cuffs

PRODUCT SPECS:

  • FIT: Core
  • LENGTH: Above Hip

RECOMMENDED WEATHER:

  • Intermediate Weather

FABRIC:

  • SHELL: 100% Flight Nylon
  • LINING: 100% Nylon
  • FILL: 100% Polyester

RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Dry clean only

 

             MID-WEIGHT
Suitable for mild or colder winter 
   climates ranging 25F to 40F

PRODUCT HISTORY

The early flight jackets were made of nylon fabrics which were found to melt onto the pilot when he was subjected to flames encountered during an aircraft fire. As the technology of materials and fabrics improved, there was a need for a new jacket that would be fire-retardant. This gave rise to the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P in the 1972. The jacket, made of a NOMEX fabric featured high patch pockets, knit waistband and cuffs, zippered utility/pencil pocket and fire-resistant threads, drawstrings and zipper tapes. NOMEX is a Dupont product that is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. The bi-swing back of early jackets was done away with once it was determined that it interfered with safety equipment. Today Air Force pilots are still issued the CWU 36/P and 45/P. Alpha started producing the jackets for the military in 1995 and went on to make them for more than five years. We made a nylon version of the CWU45/P for the commercial market in 1988 and introduced a leather version in the late 1990s.

Originally issued to USAF and Navy pilots, the CWU 45/P Flight Jacket is a classic staple piece for those looking for a trendy yet durable jacket. The authentic military vibe is showcased through its thicker fill, ribbed knit cuffs and collar and front zipper closure with storm flaps to ensure the perfect insulation. 

BENEFITS:

  • Water Resistant

FEATURES:

  • Fold down collar
  • Onion quilted lining
  • Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
  • Sleeve shirring
  • Removable patch with Alpha embroidery on chest
  • Two lower flap pockets
  • One interior patch pocket
  • Knit rib cuffs and waistband
  • Ottoman knit cuffs

PRODUCT SPECS:

  • FIT: Core
  • LENGTH: Above Hip

RECOMMENDED WEATHER:

  • Intermediate Weather

FABRIC:

  • SHELL: 100% Flight Nylon
  • LINING: 100% Nylon
  • FILL: 100% Polyester

RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Dry clean only

 

             MID-WEIGHT
Suitable for mild or colder winter 
   climates ranging 25F to 40F

PRODUCT HISTORY

The early flight jackets were made of nylon fabrics which were found to melt onto the pilot when he was subjected to flames encountered during an aircraft fire. As the technology of materials and fabrics improved, there was a need for a new jacket that would be fire-retardant. This gave rise to the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P in the 1972. The jacket, made of a NOMEX fabric featured high patch pockets, knit waistband and cuffs, zippered utility/pencil pocket and fire-resistant threads, drawstrings and zipper tapes. NOMEX is a Dupont product that is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. The bi-swing back of early jackets was done away with once it was determined that it interfered with safety equipment. Today Air Force pilots are still issued the CWU 36/P and 45/P. Alpha started producing the jackets for the military in 1995 and went on to make them for more than five years. We made a nylon version of the CWU45/P for the commercial market in 1988 and introduced a leather version in the late 1990s.

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