What are Bomber jackets?

LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET REPAIR

Bomber jackets are very often mislabeled. True bomber jackets were the jackets worn by flight crews in the B -17 and B -24 Aircraft.  As the planes were not pressurized and had open windows for gun ports, flight crews were exposed to sub-zero temperatures. The crews wore B-3 jackets, as shown above, and pants with sheep wool linings to try to compensate for the cold.

Today most retailers and media incorrectly call any Flight jacket a Bomber Jacket, this includes the A-2, G-1, MA-1, CWU-45 ,B-3 and the B15 jackets.

US Wings of Hudson Ohio, markets all styles of Flight jackets and Bomber jackets including:

The B-3 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

 

The Modern A-2 features:

  • 100% Goatskin leather
  • Snap down collar
  • One piece back
  • One piece sleeves
  • Snap close cargo pockets
  • Stitched down epaulets
  • Military spec brass zipper
  • Side entry hand warmer pockets
  • Brown satin nylon lining
  • Knit cuffs and waistband

The US Navy Flight Jacket G-1 features:

  • 100% Goatskin leather
  • Nylon lining
  • Mouton fur collar
  • Bi-swing back and underarm gussets for freedom of movement
  • Button-thru patch pockets with hidden pen pocket under left pocket flap
  • An inside map pocket
  • Brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Inside storm flap with USN perforation
  • Color: Seal Brown

CWU-45P Flight Jacket (US Made)

The CWU-45P Flight Jacket features:

  • 100% Water repellent nylon outer shell
  • Quilted nylon / polyester interlinings
  • Two large lined, double stitched Velcro closure front pockets
  • Heavy duty zipper over storm flap
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Storm flap
  • One inside pocket
  • Zippered combination utility/pencil pocket on left sleeve
  • Chest plaque for Velcro backed leather ID (Not included)
  • Colors: Green, Navy Blue & Black

US Made USAF MA-1 Flight Jacket

The  MA-1 Flight Jacket features:

  • Military grade Nylon satin outer shell
  • Water repellent
  • Nylon flight lining
  • Polyester batting interlining
  • Front closure storm flap
  • Knit collar, waistband and cuffs
  • Zippered utility / pencil pocket on the left sleeve
  • Double pull tab on heavy duty Mil-Spec zipper
  • Reversible high visibility orange lining
  • Color: Black/Sage green/Blue

Vintage Nylon B-15 Jacket

The B-15 Jacket features:

  • Nylon/satin outer shell
  • Synthetic mouton fur collar, same color as the jacket
  • Water-repellent
  • 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

US Wings markets all styles of Bomber Jackets. Their customer service department can answer any and all questions regarding the history of the jackets, the style of the jackets, the material of the jackets and most importantly what size is best for you. Call 1-800-650-0649 for more information or go to: www.uswings.com.

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