The result is a fully-reversible flight jacket that pays tribute to a piece of military history. The blood chit was used by servicemen who were separated from their squadron or were shot down as a way to communicate with foreign troops about their safe return to U.Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension. MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve. Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag. Knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband. Reverses to American flag blood chit.
Shell: 100% Lightweight Matte Nylon. Machine wash cold with like colors. Suitable for spring and fall seasons above 40F. 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. 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). Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest. Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso. Stand with heels 2 to 3 apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "skystylejacket" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.