Simple and classy describe this L2B variation. The lightweight, cotton slub flight jacket has a tonal oxygen tab paying tribute to the original military specs required by the U.S. Air Force. The tab was used to hold pilots’ oxygen masks in place. The L2B CTN is zip up with leather pulls and contrast zipper tape. The interior of this bomber has the Alpha wing print.
- This flight jacket has two snap-closure hand pockets and two internal snap-closure pockets.
- 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.
- The L2B CTN has a 100% cotton twill slub shell and 100% cotton lining.
- Garment dyed
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|