• CWU 45/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket
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CWU 45/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket

Mid-Weight
Mid-Weight

Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

  • Navy
  • Air Force

CWU 45/P NOMEX Mil-Spec Flight Jacket

$600.00

Item: MMC10010U1

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Product Details

This mil-spec flight jacket is the one currently issued to U.S. Air Force pilots under a contract with the Department of Defense. Made here in the USA, 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.
If you want to go lighter-weight, take a look at the CWU 36/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.

Select a Region:

SizeNeck (in)chest (in)waist (in)hip (in)Sleeve (in)inseam (in)heightweight (lbs)
XS14-14 1/230-3124-2630-3131-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'130-145
S14-14 1/234-3628-3034-3632-3331 1/2145-160
M15-15 1/238-4032-3438-4033-3432160-175
L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-3532175-190
XL17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4835-3632 1/2190-215
2XL18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5236-36.532 1/2215-230
3XL19-19 1/254-5648-5054-5636.5-3733230-245
4XL20-20 1/258-6052-5458-6037-3833245-260
5XL20-20 1/262-6456-5862-6438-3933260-275
SizeHeight (cm)Weight (kg)Neck (cm)Chest (cm)Waist (cm)Hip (cm)Sleeve (cm)Inseam (cm)
XS168-18359-6636-3776-7961-6676-7979-8180
S168-18366-7336-3786-9171-7686-9181-8480
M168-18373-7938-3997-10281-8697-10284-8681
L168-18379-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-8981
XL168-18386-9843-44117-122102-107117-12289-9183
2XL168-18398-10446-47127-132112-117127-13291-9383
3XL168-183104-11148-50137-142122-127137-14293-9484
4XL168-183111-11851-52147-152132-137147-15294-9784
5XL168-183118-12551-52157-163142-147157-16397-9984

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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