The Air Force built its F-82 Twin Mustang by combining two P-51 fuselages to make a superb long-range fighter. The F-82 entered service after WWII and shot down the first three North Korean aircraft in June 1950. In the same way the Air Force combined two aircraft to create the F-82 Twin Mustang, Gibson & Barnes has combined the front of the Air Force A-2 with the back of the Navy G-1 to create an even better F-82 flight jacket. The F-82 has the A-2’s precisely stitched pockets with gracefully-curved snap-shut flaps. Its A-2 storm flap keeps out the wind and its solid brass zipper with authentic bell pull and leather thong zips smoothly and securely. The leather collar snaps down just like the A-2 and the epaulets are sewn in a regulation A-2 box-stitch. The F-82 has the Navy G-1’s belted, bi-swing, action back sewn in both the leather and the lining to give you complete lateral movement and the G-1’s double gusset under each arm to allow you greater vertical reach. We’ve added a couple of creature comforts to the military design. An inside wallet pocket keeps your wallet safe, welted hand-warmer pockets keep your hands warm, and the leather zipper facing protects the lining and keeps the jacket good-looking even when it is unzipped. Gibson & Barnes meticulously crafts each F-82 flight jacket from large, chrome-tanned, aniline-dyed, lightly pigmented hides. The lining is smooth, comfortable, long-wearing polyester twill, and the cuffs and waistband are snug, durable textured nylon. When you slip on your F-82 for the first time, you’ll know it’s the best of the Air Force and the Navy flight jackets. Its design is clean and good looking and its action back and gussets makes it the most comfortable jacket you’ve ever worn.
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Gibson & Barnes
1900 Weld Blvd, #140
El Cajon, CA 92020