Alpha Industries Men’s L-2b NASA Bomber Flight Jacket
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Outerwear doesn’t get much cooler than our lightweight l-2b NASA astronaut flight jacket! this NASA jacket features the 100th space shuttle mission and American flag patches to show off your patriotic tendencies. This genuine astronaut flight jacket also boasts an alpha signature utility or pencil pocket, a knit collar, cuffs and waistband to keep in warmth, as well as a 100 percent water repellent, nylon satin flight shell with polyester interlining. It’s out of this world 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.S. 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
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
Package Dimensions : 20.39 x 14.61 x 2.4 inches; 1 Pounds
Item model number : MJL47020C1
Department : Mens
Date First Available : April 14, 2006
Manufacturer : Alpha Industries
ASIN : B01M9JBK69
Dry Clean Only
100% Flight Nylon: The L-2B-1 NASA Flight Jacket is constructed with a 100% lightweight flight nylon shell. It also has a 100% nylon lining. This lightweight version of one of our most iconic jackets features NASA Meatball and 100th Space Shuttle Mission patches. Dry clean only.
Bonus Features: This classic flight jacket has a utility pocket on the sleeve with a signature “Remove Before Flight” flag. There are also 2 exterior flap pockets and 2 interior welt pockets. Nasa patches and an American Flag patch show your space age support. The shirred sleeves and knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband give this jacket the authentic bomber look.
Standard Fit: This military-style jacket features a standard fit. The waistband generally falls above the hip. It moderately fits in the body and sleeves, allowing for easier mobility and extra flexibility.
For Light Weather: This bomber jacket features a 100% nylon lining, ensuring warmth in light weather. The jacket is also water resistant, making it ideal for light rain or mild snow.
About Alpha Industries: After being commissioned in 1959, Alpha Industries began designing and manufacturing jackets for the U.S. military, protecting soldiers, aviators and sailors from the harsh elements. Today, Alpha Industries has closely maintained the authentic design for civilian fashion, outfitting men and women to realize their potential.