Two snap-closure hand pockets and two welt interior pockets with snap closure. Alpha's signature MA-1 zippered utility/pencil pocket with "Remove Before Flight" keychain on the sleeve. Rib-knit collar, cuffs, and waistband.Shoulder to Shoulder in the back: 17.25. Length from shoulder to bottom front: 24.75. In 1959 Alpha Industries was commissioned by the department of defense to design and manufacture high performance outerwear for the us military. The company quickly became synonymous with developing the iconic MA-1, M-65, and N-3B trusted by soldiers, sailors and aviators to protect them from the most dire conditions across the land, sea and air. Today, Alpha's mission is to protect and inspire heroism in all forms by outfitting men and women to realize their limitless potential. 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.Alpha's first DOD contract for the L-2B was in 1960 and continued until 1994. In the 1970's Alpha made the L-2B for the commercial market but put the epaulets back on and added the Navy color.
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