• CWU 36/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket
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CWU 36/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket

Light-Weight
Light-Weight

Suitable for spring and fall seasons above 40F

  • Navy
  • Air Force

CWU 36/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket

$850.00

Item: MMC10015U1

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Product Details

Made under a contract with the Department of Defense, this mil-spec flight jacket is the one currently issued to U.S. Air Force pilots. It is engineered to perform in the tight quarters of a cockpit and stand up to adverse conditions. The fire-resistant NOMEX shell is rough and tough. It is known for excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. This jacket is made in the USA. If you want to go for a heavier weight, take a look at the CWU 45/P.
  • NOMEX fire resistant fabric, zipper tape, knit cuffs and waistband
  • Tonal Velcro patch
  • Front zipper closure with storm flap
  • Fully lined double-stitched cargo pockets with Velcro closure
  • Made to military specification

Product History

The early flight jackets were made of nylon fabrics which were found to melt onto the pilot when he was subjected to flames encountered during an aircraft fire. As the technology of materials and fabrics improved, there was a need for a new jacket that would be fire-retardant. This gave rise to the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P in the 1972. The jacket, made of a NOMEX fabric featured high patch pockets, knit waistband and cuffs, zippered utility/pencil pocket and fire-resistant threads, drawstrings and zipper tapes. NOMEX is a Dupont product that is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. The bi-swing back of early jackets was done away with once it was determined that it interfered with safety equipment. Today Air Force pilots are still issued the CWU 36/P and 45/P. Alpha started producing the jackets for the military in 1995 and went on to make them for more than five years. We made a nylon version of the CWU45/P for the commercial market in 1988 and introduced a leather version in the late 1990s.

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Size Neck (in) chest (in) waist (in) hip (in) Sleeve (in) inseam (in) Height weight (lbs)
XS 14-14 1/2 36-38 30-32 36-38 31-32 31 1/2 Regular 5'6" to 6' 130-145
S 14-14 1/2 38-40 32-34 38-40 32-33 31 1/2 145-160
M 15-15 1/2 40-42 34-36 40-42 33-34 32 160-175
L 16-16 1/2 42-44 36-38 42-44 34-35 32 175-190
XL 17-17 1/2 45-47 39-41 45-47 35-36 32 1/2 190-215
2XL 18-18 1/2 48-50 42-44 48-50 36-37 32 1/2 215-230
3XL 19-19 1/2 51-53 45-47 51-53 37-38 33 230-245
4XL 20-20 1/2 54-56 48-50 54-56 38-39 33 245-260
5XL 20-20 1/2 57-58 51-53 57-58 39-40 33 260-275
MT 15-15 1/2 40-42 34-36 40-42 34-35 34 Tall 6'1" to 6'4" 170-185
LT 16-16 1/2 42-44 36-38 42-44 35-36 34 185-200
XLT 17-17 1/2 45-47 39-41 45-47 36-37 34 1/2 200-225
2xlt 18-18 1/2 48-50 42-44 48-50 37-38 34 1/2 225-240
Size Height (cm) Weight (kg) Neck (cm) Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hip (cm) Sleeve (cm) Inseam (cm)
XS 168-183 59-66 36-37 91-97 76-81 91-97 79-81 80
S 168-183 66-73 36-37 97-102 81-86 97-102 81-84 80
M 168-183 73-79 38-39 102-107 86-91 102-107 84-86 81
L 168-183 79-86 41-42 107-112 91-97 107-112 86-89 81
XL 168-183 86-98 43-44 114-119 99-104 114-119 89-91 83
2XL 168-183 98-104 46-47 122-127 107-112 122-127 91-94 83
3XL 168-183 104-111 48-50 130-135 114-119 130-135 94-97 84
4XL 168-183 111-118 51-52 137-142 122-127 137-142 97-99 84
5XL 168-183 118-125 51-52 145-147 130-135 145-147 99-102 84
MT 185-193 77-84 38-39 102-107 86-91 102-107 86-89 86
LT 185-193 84-91 41-42 107-112 91-97 107-112 89-91 86
XLT 185-193 91-102 43-44 114-119 99-104 114-119 91-94 88
2XLT 185-193 102-109 46-47 122-127 107-112 122-127 94-97 88

How to Measure:

Military Spec Measurement Guide
NECK

Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.

CHEST

Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.

WAIST

Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.

SLEEVE LENGTH

With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).

HIP

Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

INSEAM

Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.

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