The US Wings Vintage Nylon B-15 jacket is an authentic reproduction of the jacket most associated with the dawn of the jet age. The B-15 became standard issue to the USAAF after 1943, replacing the venerable A-2, and was originally constructed from olive oxford cloth. After some initial objections to the change, pilots and aircrews eventually embraced the B-15 and recognized its virtues: it was lighter in weight than a leather jacket (while still being warm) and the fur collar reduced neck chafing while scanning the skies for bogeys. Are you looking for an exceptional nylon flight jacket, but want something that’ll make you stand apart from the throngs of people wearing MA-1s & CWUs? If so, the US Wings Vintage Nylon B-15 Flight Jacket is for you!
The Vintage Nylon B-15 Jacket features:
- Nylon/satin outer shell
- Synthetic mouton fur collar, same color as the jacket
- Wool knit waistband and cuffs
- 4 slash pockets with snap fasteners; 2 outside & 2 inside
- Zippered combination utility/pen pocket on left sleeve
- Oxygen mask retention tab
- Headset cord tabs
- Colors: Green & Black
- Fit: Normal
Our US Wings Vintage Nylon B-15 Flight Jacket is just like those worn by our USAF F-86 pilots during the Korean War. The F-86 entered service with the USAF in 1949, joining the 1st Fighter Wing’s 94th Fighter Squadron and became the primary air-to-air jet fighter used by the Americans in the Korean War. By the end of hostilities, F-86 pilots were credited with shooting down 792 MIGS for a loss of only 78 Sabres in air-to-combat, a victory ratio of 10:1. Of the 41 American pilots who earned the designation of ACE during the Korean War, all but one flew the F-86 Sabre, all wearing the B-15 jacket.
US Wings carries a full line of flight jackets including A-2’s, G-1’s, B-3’s as well as Indy Adventurer jackets. For more information call 800-650-0659 or go to www.uswings.com.