INTER LINING : 58% Wool 42% Cotton Pile Undyed Natural Color
OUT SLASH POCKET : 35% Wool 65% Rayon Double Face Brushed
MAIN FRONT FASTENER : Crown Aluminum Spring Automatic Lock
SNAP BUTTON : U. S. Government Department of Defense Specs.
LABEL : Buzz Rickson Mfg. Co.
The ultimate MA-1 flight jacket boasting high functionality and supreme comfort was not created overnight. It drew on the experience and knowhow gained from the B-15 series. The MA-1 also further evolved with the advances in military aircraft. The armor made of nylon, which combines steel-like strength and the smoothness of silk, was worn by the pilot to execute his duties comfortably and to protect his life. No compromises were ever made to the materials, standards, patterns, and sewing of such armor. Skilled contractors that were awarded contracts in military tenders distributed the MA-1 also to the private sector, separately from the government supply. This MA-1 model had a tight fit. Its unparalleled comfort and fit encapsulate the experience of Buzz Rickson�f s, which has continued to produce jackets for many years.