- B-3 bomber faux shearling Style Jacket
- Zip up collar Heavy duty Winter Coat
- Great Quality and Value
- Front Zipper pockets
- Professionally clean
Details: Heavy duty Winter Coat B-3 bomber faux shearling Style Jacket with Zip up collar. Professionally clean. Imported. Shearling jackets, originally lined with fur, are recognized for being the warmest flight jackets. Even when the fur was replaced with wool, this coat was warm enough to keep Lt. John A. Macready warm when he set a world record in April 1921, reaching an altitude of 40,000 feet in his open-cockpit airplane. Styles range from the B-3"bomber jacket", to the M-445, the U.S. Navy's shearling jacket. Also popular in the military were, and still are, synthetic jackets. These jackets first gained esteem after General Hap Arnold rejected the A-2 jacket in 1942. Styles range from the cotton twill B-series to the standardized jacket of the U.S. Navy, the CWU-series. Both synthetic and shearling jackets are worn and collected by army buffs today.
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