Original U.S. WWII Army Air Forces B-3 Sheepskin Bomber Jacket
Original Item: Only One Available. During World War Two the B-3 was a jacket designed specifically for the high-altitude needs of bombers. This was a bulky sheepskin jacket with a heavy-duty sheep-fur lining meant to keep men warm 25,000 feet in the air. For extra protection, the wide sheepskin collar could be closed with two leather straps. Far bulkier than typical flight jackets, the B-3 does not have a knit waistband and trim fit that made the other jackets famous. Rather its warmth and durability made it a hit, even with Army General George S. Patton. The B3 was a heavy-duty jacket designed for the sub-freezing temperatures of high-altitude flying. Today multiple reproductions are produced and many cost well over $1000 because the B-3 is a great, time-tested option.
This is a fair condition WW2 manufactured B-3 Shearling bomber jacket in approximate size 38 with original. Brass zipper is functional. No major wear or damage, but there is cracking to the finish. Overall a very decent jacket that will display very well offered at an affordable price.
Collar to shoulder: 12”
Shoulder to sleeve: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 20”
Chest width: 21”
Waist width: 20”
Hip width: 21”
Front length: 30"
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