Thought I'd move the discussion to a standalone thread. Here is the original thread: http://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11621 Discussion started regarding the US Army winter flight jacket. Arising from that discussion was noting the early issues (~1974) of the winter flight jacket did not share the velcro pocket flaps seen on the later Flight/CVC versions nor did it have the velcro slit across the upper back to access the tanker extraction harness. I did some trolling around eBay and discovered the early version of the lightweight flyers jacket also had pockets without the velcro flap. Seems the early jackets had velcro within the pocket slits. Here's an example of the lightweight jacket without pocket flaps: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-GI-NOMEX-...269?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6714b555 From a safety standpoint, I'm curious how long this pocket style remained in use as it would clearly present a snag hazard in an emergency egress situation.