Introduced in 1943 at the time the Type A-2 was discontinued, the AN-6552 Flight Jacket was intended to be designated as joint service jacket available to the Navy, Marine Corps and the Army Air Corps, the jacket replacing the Navy/USMC's M-422A and USAAF's A-2.
There seems to little evidence that any were ever issued to the AAF and, as this model was only made for a six month period, very few AN-6552 jackets were ever produced making them among the rarest of an already scarce group. For those who can't find an original, Aero can offer a version indistinguishable from a 1943 original.
Our jacket is a 100% faithful recreation of the 1943 issue jacket and comes with a choice of historically correct zippers and a choice of three colours for the mouton fur. The AN-6552 continues to use the single thickness two way weave waistband and high grade rayon lining
Standard size range is 36" to 48" inclusive, other sizes are available by special order