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.