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Possibly the rarest of all the U. S. Air Force nylon flying jackets, the Type L-2 Light Flight Jacket dates back to 1945, with production spanning from 1947 to 1949. Lightweight construction, comfortable, not bulky and warm. With its good looks, this style was an instant success with aircrew at bases around the world.

Buzz Rickson’s was established in 1993 in Japan. The company produces exact reproductions of vintage US army and air force clothing. An immense amount of research into the context of the clothing is done for each individual garment.

Possibly the rarest of all the U. S. Air Force nylon flying jackets, the Type L-2 Light Flight Jacket dates back to 1945, with production spanning from 1947 to 1949. Lightweight construction, comfortable, not bulky and warm. With its good looks, this style was an instant success with aircrew at bases around the world.

ARTICLE: BR11130

COLOR: Olive Drab (01)

MATERIAL: 65% nylon, 35% wool

Made in Japan

The U.S. Army Air Corps was testing a variety of materials to solve the problems that summer flight jacket A-2 had (expensive, difficult to mass-produce, etc.), and then nylon developed by DuPont in 1939. By adopting it, on May 21, 1945, the flight jacket for the light zone (temperature range 10℃ to 30℃), Type L-2, was completed. This new material and the design with the collar removed will be the basic model that will greatly change every flight jacket that follows. The type L-2 is equipped with a flap for fixing the in-flight communication system ICS and a leather box tab for fixing the hose of the emergency oxygen mask, and the lining is made of nylon with good sliding and wool with moderate heat retention.

We discovered this cult brand in consultation with Liam Morrison Phillips.

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