The Vintage B-15 Flight jacket was the precursor of the MA-1. By the end of WWII the jacket was considered the premier USAF flight jacket. Made of water repellent Dupont Type 6-6 nylon flight satin outer shell, has a removable synthetic mouton fur collar, a tab for an oxygen mask, a utility pencil pocket on the left sleeve, and a welt slash front pockets with fasteners. Made by Alpha Industries, as it was made originally. The USAF Logo is printed on the label
B-15 Flight Jacket. B-15 Vintage Nylon Flight Jacket Water repellent 100% flight nylon outer shellQuilted nylon lining and polyester interliningRemovable synthetic fur...
- Price: $145.00 - In stock
- Brand: Alpha Industries
- Product ID: 0073
Great jacket Review by Lt. Col. Paul R. Jones
I recently received the reproduction Korean War era B-15 with detachable mouton fur collar. It is great, just like the other jackets and apparel I've purchased from US Authentic.
One suggestion: add a button hole to the top center of the fabric collar and add a button to the top center of the mouton. This will keep the mouton from flying away from the top of the neck when attached to the jacket.
I am deploying to the Middle East in the near future. I've decided to wear the B-15 as its fiber filled batting makes it just as warm as the A-2, and it is lighter weight, making it easier to carry and store. Do you make a cloth or silk Desert Storm type blood chit? I have your leather blood chit, but it would not look right sewn on a fabric jacket. and would like to have a blood chit on my B-15..."just in case..."
I took your advice about how to treat my oil soaked goatskin A-2 and tossed it in the dryer for a couple of hours. That dried it a bit and lightened the leather's color. It now it has an aged look. My goal for many years has been to have an A-2 that looked as "50 mission crush-ish" as the A-2 worn by Steve McQueen in the movie The Great Escape.
Again you have my thanks for US Authentic's approach to workmanship; providing authentic aviation gear at reasonable prices. Be assured that once I return home I will be ordering whatever new products you have.
Best Regards. God Bless America. (Posted on 7/28/2010)