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USAF CWU-45P Cold Weather Flight Jacket


USAF Cold Weather Flight Jacket 


Earlier flight jackets were made from fabrics that were found to melt when a pilot was caught in a fire. As technology improved, there was a need for a fire-retardant jacket. This led to the rise of the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P made from Nomex. Nomex was created by Dupont and is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. The military still issues Nomex jackets to Air Force pilots.


– Lancer Clothing Company 1980

– USAF issue flight jacket

– Minor cuff repair

– Single flight patch

– Heavy-duty zipper over storm flap

– Two large lined, double-stitched velcro closure front pockets

– Water-repellent nylon outer shell


Overall good vintage condition, with signs of wear and age-related marks throughout. Minor repair to the cuff, please reference photographs for condition.

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