The Black B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket is THE classic WWII sheepskin leather “Bomber” jacket! Because the B-17s and B-24s were not pressurized, the unheated cabins were extremely cold at the high altitudes. This was the jacket that kept our bomber crews warm during their perilous missions in the skies over Europe. The Black B-3 Shearling Bomber jacket is clearly a winner in both warmth and style. Even non-aviators like General George Patton chose to wear a specially-modified version of the B-3! Modeled after the original WWII Shearling jackets, the B-3 jacket is classic, rugged, and timeless. You can rely on this classic heavyweight to keep you warm on the coldest winter day, and you can count on its enduring style to survive the trends of fashion! US Wings® – The Professional Look. Made in the USA.
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The Black B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket features:
- Sheepskin leather
- Tanned from thick Nappa Leather
- All-natural Shearling fur
- Leather welted seams
- Brass zipper
- Buckled collar
- Waist-adjustment straps
- Two front hand warmer pockets
- Color: Black
- Fit: Normal
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!
History of the B-3:
During 1942, the B-17 Bomber plane, also known as the Flying Fortress, was introduced in Europe. The B-17 would prove essential in winning the war. The crewmen were flying grueling 8 to 9 hour missions over the skies of France and then Germany, as the bombing campaign intensified making it essential for the crew to retain body heat in the cold, unpressurized cabins at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. It was then that the B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket made its appearance and earned its place in aviation history. This durable and practical yet stylish jacket withstood the elements while providing much needed protection and comfort to the battle-weary men. The B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket continues to remain an icon of American style and fashion.