Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10

Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10
Welcome to our viewing of this truly magnificent Vintage Flight Jacket. Bomber jacket is presented in very good vintage condition. All our vintage leather coats are exceptionally old, uncommon, bona fide vintage. Some of them will have been worn for over 50 years and more.. Please be aware that leather is a natural product and there may be blemishes, scars, fading, and minor imperfections; these should not be misconstrued as flaws’ as this is what makes each vintage item beautiful and unique. I endeavour to depict as precisely as possible but what we may considered to be good, very good or excellent vintage condition may be seen by somebody else in a. And unexpected way- please be aware of this before purchasing your first vintage garment. Approximate Measurements with item laid flat. Chest: Armpit to armpit: 23. Underarm to cuff length: 16″/ Sleeves rolled up 14″. Top of shoulder seam to bottom of cuff: 21. Across shoulders from seam to seam: 21. Length bottom of the collar to the bottom of the hem: 26.5. USAAF jackets were made with the internal lining being thick sheepskin shearling-wool and the outer from a lambskin hide, soft & supple and of the highest quality. After sewing the single cuts of the skin the seams were then additionally reinforced and taped by leather straps for rugged duty and to give additional waterproofing. The inlet pockets were also made out of the same leather. The turn up collar can be closed and draught proofed with a double leather adjuster and solid buckles. To each of the waist sides there is buckle straps that can adjust to either slim or broaden the waist. The zipper is strengthened by a leather binding and sealed up by a storm flap. In World War I, most airplanes did not have an enclosed cockpit, so pilots had to wear something that would keep them sufficiently warm. S Army officially established the Aviation Clothing Board in September 1917 and began distributing heavy-duty leather flight jackets; with high wraparound collars, zipper closures with wind flaps, snug cuffs and waists, and some fringed and lined with fur. As aerospace technology improved, the altitudes at which aircraft operated increased. Most heavy bombing raids in Europe during World War II took place from altitudes of at least 25,000 ft, where ambient temperatures could reach as cold as 50 °C (58 °F). The cabins of these aircraft were uninsulated, so a warm, thick flight jacket was an essential piece of equipment for every member of the crew. Leslie Irvin first designed and manufactured the classic sheepskin flying jacket. In 1926 he set up a manufacturing company in the United Kingdom, and became the main supplier of flying jackets to the Royal Air Force during most of World War II. However, the demand during the early years of the war was so great that the Irvin company engaged subcontractors, which explains the slight variations of design and colour that can be seen in early production Irvin flying jackets. Vintage B-3 Bomber Jackets. The nostalgia behind these styles is what makes them attractive. They were born out of a time of necessity, and designed for a specific purpose – to function and protect under adverse and challenging conditions. Since then they have become timeless design classics, appealing to. The rugged utilitarian image. They are without doubt true investments. Make it worth their while. The item “Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10″ is in sale since Tuesday, November 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Women’s Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats”. The seller is “suit-saver” and is located in West Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Material: Leather
  • Brand: Pilot
  • Style: Bomber
  • Size: 10
  • Colour: Light Brown
  • Exact Material: 100% Sheepskin Shearling
  • Length: Hip
  • Occasion: Outdoor
  • Features: Collared

Womens VTG B-3 Bomber Jacket Sheepskin Leather Flying Pilot Aviator Coat Size 10