ALPHA INDUSTRIES L-2B Dragonfly Blood Chit. Vintage White / Jungle Green. Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension. Two snap-closure hand pockets and two welt interior pockets with snap closure. Alphas signature MA-1 zippered utility/pencil pocket with Remove Before Flight keychain on the sleeve.
Rib-knit collar, cuffs, and waistband. Length middle back from collar to bottom: 24.
Length from shoulder to bottom front: 23.75. The Dragonfly Blood Chit is the piece of cloth, carried by pilots and soldiers, inscribed with rescue and reward information written in several languages including that of the deployment country. The water-resistant fabric is also featured on the reversible inner lining of the all-new version.
Inspired by the classic L-2B Alpha Industries produced for the military, this lightweight variation features a matte nylon shell with a nylon lining. It delivers breathability and water resistance for the warmer temperatures. The L-2B flight jacket was introduced in the early 1950s for use in light temperature zones (50 to 86 degrees F).
Initially, the bomber was only used by the U. Air Force which is why the USAF insignia was put on the sleeve.
The flight jacket went through many specification updates including the removal of the oxygen tab, snap tabs and epaulets, along with the USAF logo as the jacket was eventually adopted by the Navy and other branches of the armed forces. The L-2B was replaced by the CWU-36/P in the 1970s although some ground crews and USAF personnel continued to wear it into the 1990s. Alphas first DOD contract for the L-2B was in 1960 and continued until 1994. In the 1970s Alpha made the L-2B for the commercial market but put the epaulets back on and added the Navy color.
The item "ALPHA INDUSTRIES L2B Flight Jacket Dragonfly Blood Chit Slim Fit Reversible Men" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "americanstreetstyle" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.