ALPHA Industries L-2B SKYRAY Flight Jacket
The L2B Skyray is our lightweight, wind and water resistant flight jacket. Made with our Doubleweave performance fabric, this bomber offers superior protection against the elements. The Skyray has Alpha reflective details on the back shoulder and wrist.
- The L2B Skyray has two snap-closure hand pockets and an internal mesh chest pocket with headphone cord hole.
- It features Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket with “Remove Before Flight” keychain on the sleeve.
- Wide-rib knit collar, cuffs and waistband help keep the wind out.
- This flight jacket has a Doubleweave shell made from 93% polyester/7% spandex.
The L-2B flight jacket was introduced in the early 1950s for use in light temperature zones (50 to 86 degrees F). Initially the bomber was only used by the U.S. Air Force which is why the USAF insignia was put on the sleeve. The flight jacket went through many specification updates including the removal of the oxygen tab, snap tabs and epaulets, along with the USAF logo as the jacket was eventually adopted by the Navy and other branches of the armed forces. The L-2B was replaced by the CWU-36/P in the 1970s although some ground crews and USAF personnel continued to wear it into the 1990s. Alpha’s first DOD contract for the L-2B was in 1960 and continued until 1994. In the 1970’s Alpha made the L-2B for the commercial market but put the epaulets back on and added the Navy color.
|2XS||14-14 1/2||29-31||26-28||29-31||30-31||Regular 5'6" to 6'||120-130|
|MT||15-15 1/2||38-40||33-35||38-40||34-35||Tall 6'1" to 6'4"||170-185|