Flag patch on the sleeve. Standard Fit lightweight bomber jacket. The L-2B NASA features Alphas signature zippered utility/pencil pocket with the special NASA Remove Before Flight tag. Two exterior and two interior pockets.Shell is flight nylon with knit-rib collar and cuffs. The L-2B flight jacket was introduced in the early 1950's 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 1990's.
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 L-2B NASA Flight Jacket Commander Red" is in sale since Thursday, March 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets".The seller is "werewolf61" and is located in Andes, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.