RNZAF A2/G1 "lovechild" flight jacket

CombatWombat

Well-Known Member
Just got this off fleaBay UK....fresh out the post bag....
It's a rather well made and thoughtfully designed jacket with a rather ugly "flame resistant" leather
I honestly don't know all that much about it unfortunately and I never remember seeing any NZ personell (rotary or fixed wing) in these, so I'm assuming 1995 must have been on the end of the production run.
It's a great fitting jacket but I honestly can't stand the look of the leather since it's got zero character and probably won't develop any as time goes on
I do love that it's a not so common officially issued leather flight jacket and the A2 look with G1 comfortability makes it a comfortable yet stylish jacket
16571762137915297138337641817779.jpg
16571762295736676311910590688076.jpg
16571762703553136876044334965366.jpg
16571762838766752094310086597066.jpg
16571763388222638923362189709354.jpg

16571762137915297138337641817779.jpg
16571762295736676311910590688076.jpg
16571762703553136876044334965366.jpg
16571762838766752094310086597066.jpg
16571763388222638923362189709354.jpg
 

Silver Surfer

Well-Known Member
Looks to be lamb or goat skin, and kinda like something avirex (us) produced in the same time period. If as ya say, a good fit, it will serve ya well as an every day beater.
 

B-Man2

Well-Known Member
Interesting jacket ….. didn’t realize that the NZ Air Force or military were being issued those. Looking at some of your photos I think the leather will develop into something you’d be happy with, after a lot of wear and use. I think it’s the first time a jacket like that has been posted on VLJ .
Thanks for showing it to us .
 

CombatWombat

Well-Known Member
Interesting jacket ….. didn’t realize that the NZ Air Force or military were being issued those. Looking at some of your photos I think the leather will develop into something you’d be happy with, after a lot of wear and use. I think it’s the first time a jacket like that has been posted on VLJ .
Thanks for showing it to us .
I have seen one of these once before in a musty and dusty disposal store when I was in the UK (considering that NZ is "right next door" I am amazed that I haven't seen more here in Australia)
 

CombatWombat

Well-Known Member
And I finally got to wear it tonight out to dinner......the sleeves slide up my arm way too far for my liking.
Looks like it's going to be rehomed
 
Top