The L-2B was a definitive edition for a light zone flying jacket, which was in use with U.S.A.F from the mid 1950’s until it was replaced by the CWU 36/P jacket in the late 1970’s.
L-2B’s changed to Sage Green from the L-2A’s U.S.A.F Blue, and also size indications changing to S/M/L/XL.
Size specs changed to create a roomier fit, fabric composition of the outer nylon to 2/2 heavy twill, and the lining was changed to a wool and rayon blend.
The most striking change was the rescue orange of the lining, and the jacket becoming reversible; designed for the fast recovery of pilots in case of an emergency.
•Made of 2/2 Heavy Nylon Twill
•64% rayon / 36% wool double-face brushed lining
•Brass Oxidised Reversible Zip
•Brass snap buttons of U.S. Government Department of Defense
•Made in Japan
Made from a sturdy cotton with a lovely off-white base and hickory stripe. Features: •point collar •two flap-chest button though pockets •curved hem •made in Japan
Originally used as a thin sports jacket to wear at the time of gentle rain and drizzle in the 1940’s, but soon became a global hit item by being used...