Standardized on July 22nd 1943, and produced to 1944, the B-9 was the first cloth parka employed by the USAAF.
As World War II broke out and the number of soldiers increased, the development of a highly productive jacket became urgent.
Securing mouton for the hood became difficult in this period, and with the revision of production costs, cotton twill was selected for the outer fabric, and down was used for the quilted lining for excellent heat retention.
The back has an elastic strip incorporated in the lining to keep the fit snug on the body, while drawstrings at the hood, and the sleeves fitted with wool knit cuffs further add to insulative qualities. The 2 sets of pockets are wool-lined, and a button-down storm flap seals the zipper front from the biting winds.
Buzz Rickson have reproduced the B-9 Flying Jacket to their usual very high authentic standard, re-creating every detail exactly as per the original.
Material: Water resistant cloth 80/3 Ply Combed Cotton Twill
Lining: Down-filled quilted
Hood: 1/2” Shearling Sheep Mouton
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