Leather CWU-45/P Jacket

John Ownbey

  • $189.99
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  • US Army Air Corps Style Leather Flight Jacket
  • Goatskin Leather Shell
  • Large Front Cargo Pockets
  • Knitted Cuffs and Waistband
  • Utility/Pencil Shoulder Pocket
  • Suitable for Down to 30° F

The John Ownbey CWU-45/P is a leather version of the Nomex Air Force pilot's jacket. The original pilot's jackets were made from nylon fabric. The problem was that nylon melted in cases of aircraft fire. As technology improved, it became possible to make the jackets fire retardant. In the 1970s, the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) line was created, both in summer, and winter weight. The CWU-45/P was the winter weight flight jacket. It was made from a fabric that was newly invented by Dupont, called Nomex. Nomex is known for its thermal, chemical and radiation resistance. Due to its interference with safety equipment, the bi-swing back was removed from the CWU45P jacket. This jacket, in Nomex is still being issued to Air Force pilots.

The John Ownbey CWU-45P Flight Jacket is made with a goatskin leather shell, and quilted polyester lining. It features 2 front cargo pockets with snap closed flap covers. The shoulder has a pencil/utility pocket for easy access to your small necessities. The ribbed waistband and cuffs keep the warmth in, and the cold out.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Garrett P. (Seattle, Washington, United States)
Exactly as advertised

I got my package almost 30 days after I ordered, but this might just be a shipping issue as I do live in rural Alaska. However, the jacket I ordered is like brand new when I received it. I was worried that the size XL would've been too big on me, but it fits perfectly (I'm 5'11 160lbs). I couldn't be more satisfied with everything from shopping for this coat to getting it in the mail, to wearing it. There isn't a single thing wrong with it-- it's a damn handsome coat. Thanks to the guys and gals at McGuire.

William H. (Brewer, Maine, United States)

Leather CWU-45/P Jacket

Michael R. (Los Angeles, California, United States)
Good quality leather. Sizing good

I was pleased with the quality and thickness of the leather. Jacket is substantial
Product came quickly an no issues.

I took advantage a sale

Fortunately they had my size



David (Leamington, Ontario, Canada)
Excellent but

Imported. Yet is the finest examples of the original cwu 45. Great quality in my opinion

Chrisie M. (The Villages, Florida, United States)
He loves it

Customer service was awesome even thou I order it late still got it before Christmas and he loves it thank you

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