ALPHA INDUSTRIES LIGHTWEIGHT L-2B APOLLO FLIGHT JACKET MJL47040C1. Designed in honor of the NASA's famous Apollo program, the L-2B Apollo flight jacket offers a lightweight version of the iconic MA-1 Apollo bomber jacket from the same collection. It features the NASA Meatball patch on the front; on the back, patches to celebrate each of the Apollo missions.
Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension. MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve. Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag. NASA and Apollo patches on chest.Apollo Mission patch on back. Knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband.
Suitable for spring and fall. 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. 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. Alphas first DOD contract for the L-2B was in 1960 and continued until 1994.In the 1970s Alpha made the L-2B for the commercial market but put the epaulets back on and added the Navy color. With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).
Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest. Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso. Stand with heels 2 to 3 apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips. The item "Alpha Industries Lightweight L-2B Apollo Flight Jacket Nylon MJL47040C1" is in sale since Sunday, October 1, 2017.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "skystylejacket" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped worldwide.