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Air Force’s sharktooth alternate uniforms unveiled

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Air Force has had a pretty solid run with their uniforms in recent years, which is no easy feat as the evidence suggests. This season the Falcons will be wearing one of the coolest alternate uniforms we have seen in quite some time with a throwback to the classic era of Air Force fighter jets. After a tease with the first look at the helmets, Air Force showed off the full uniform in all its splendor.

Awesome.

There is a definite steel-vibe to the uniform from head to toe. Air Force looks like a fighter jet with the signature and classic shark tooth¬†design on the helmets, which could be seen on early fighter jets…

vintage fighter jet

2016 Air Force AIRPOWER Legacy Uniform

Air Force does abandon their traditional blue and white, and that is typically a no-no in my uniform rule book, especially when it is to go with the gimmicky and trendy black and/or gray look. But I tend to give service academies a pass, because they so often have the best thought-out alternate uniform designs. And this one just feels like an Air Force uniform. At first glance, I felt the American flag should remain red, white and blue, but it is customary for the flag to be subdued in color on military uniforms so this is actually a nice touch for Air Force’s uniform. The right shoulder features an Air Force patch instead of the flag.

2016 Air Force AIRPOWER Legacy Uniform

Just for the heck of it, let’s have a closer look at that fantastic helmet design.

Well done, Air Force. Well freaking done.

clapping

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Kevin McGuire
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