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Alpha Industries MA-1 Apollo Battlewash Flight Jacket Bomber Red

A battlewashed version of Alpha’s MA-1 Apollo.
Manufacturer part number: MJM21097C1
Manufacturer: Alpha Industries
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$250.00
$185.00

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A battlewashed version of Alpha’s MA-1 Apollo.

  • Alpha logo on zipper extension
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
  • NASA & Apollo patches on chest
  • Apollo mission patch on back
  • Sleeve Shirring
  • Two exterior flap pockets
  • Two interior welt pockets
  • Knit collar, cuffs and waistband
  • Ottoman knit cuffs
  • FIT: CORE
  • LENGTH: ABOVE HIP
  • RECOMMENDED WEATHER: INTERMEDIATE WEATHER
  • Shell: 100% Flight Nylon
  • Lining: 100% Nylon
  • Fill: 100% Polyester

Machine wash cold, gentle cycle with like colors. Non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Or dryclean.

                                          MID-WEIGHT                                                 
                                        Suitable for mild or colder winter                                                                              APOLLO ALPHA FIT GUIDE
                                          climates ranging 25F to 40F      

PRODUCT HISTORY
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed. An addition to the jacket in 1960 was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel. Alpha Industries' first government contract for the MA-1 was awarded in 1963. We started producing the MA-1 flight jacket for the civilian population in the 1970s. Black was added to the military sage green requirement. The jacket has evolved over the years but it is still one of our top sellers and today we produce many variations on this classic flight jacket.

Picture for category Alpha Industries

A battlewashed version of Alpha’s MA-1 Apollo.

  • Alpha logo on zipper extension
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
  • NASA & Apollo patches on chest
  • Apollo mission patch on back
  • Sleeve Shirring
  • Two exterior flap pockets
  • Two interior welt pockets
  • Knit collar, cuffs and waistband
  • Ottoman knit cuffs
  • FIT: CORE
  • LENGTH: ABOVE HIP
  • RECOMMENDED WEATHER: INTERMEDIATE WEATHER
  • Shell: 100% Flight Nylon
  • Lining: 100% Nylon
  • Fill: 100% Polyester

Machine wash cold, gentle cycle with like colors. Non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Or dryclean.

                                          MID-WEIGHT                                                 
                                        Suitable for mild or colder winter                                                                              APOLLO ALPHA FIT GUIDE
                                          climates ranging 25F to 40F      

PRODUCT HISTORY
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed. An addition to the jacket in 1960 was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel. Alpha Industries' first government contract for the MA-1 was awarded in 1963. We started producing the MA-1 flight jacket for the civilian population in the 1970s. Black was added to the military sage green requirement. The jacket has evolved over the years but it is still one of our top sellers and today we produce many variations on this classic flight jacket.

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