A major change in U.S. Military Flight Jacket design occurred when the CWU-45/P replaced the MA-1 in 1977.The Nylon version of the U.S. Airforce and Navy current issue cold weather flight jacket. For use in the cold weather climates (-5°C) When the jacket was designed officers realized the need for functional pockets , but did not want their pilots walking around with their hands in their pockets. Consequently they were asked that the pockets be angled and placed high on the front of the jacket. The Velcro Closure prevents ”FOD”(Foreign Object damage) After Tom Cruise worn this jacket 1986 in the movie Top Gun the CWU-45 got very popular.

1. Quilted lining

2. Fully lined cargo pockets

3. Quilting stich on storm flap is constructed per military specifications, using a diagonal
stich with points 3 inches apart.

4. Name Patch

5. Outer fabric Water repellent DuPont Type 6-6 Nylon Satin Fight

6. Velcro prevents damage by foreign objects

7. Knit cuffs

8. Utility pocket is constructed according to military specifications with 8 separate sewing
operations. Bar tacks at 6 key stress points ensure durability.