Pike Brothers 1965 CWU Jacket - Sage Green
A layering system that was developed in the early 1960s by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force for a better protection of their pilots. Especially high altitude flying and remote air bases were always challenging for personnel to keep them warm and functioning. In WW2 mostly natural fibres were used for keeping pilots warm. During the late 1940s and early 1950s researches developed new forms of insulation with technical fibres. With these improvements jackets became thinner and warmer.
The new CWU jackets are made with a thick quilted polyamid which is lightweight, abrasion resistant and offers good insulation. This jacket was meant to be worn under the actual flight suit or jacket and therefore acts a layering system.
The same original padded polyamid has been used for warmth. Three outer pockets and an original spec label mark it as an item of true military origin.
-outer fabric: 100% Polyamid
-lining: 100% Polyester
-3 front pockets
-made in Turkey