Vintage B-15A Bomber Jacket

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Vintage B-15A Bomber Jacket


Replica of 1946 Issue.

Rothco's Vintage B-15A Bomber Jacket

Features

  • Quilted Lining With Strategic Air Command Print
  • Removable Fur Collar
  • Knit Waist And Cuffs
  • Small Leather Accent On Left And Right Chest
  • Bi-Swing Back
  • Leather Tabs For O2 Tubes.

B-15 Size Chart

VINTAGE B-15A JACKET

UNIT: INCH

X-Small

Small

Medium

Large

X-Large

2Xl

3XL

CHEST ENTIRE

49 5/8"

51 1/8"

52 3/4"

54 1/4"

55 7/8"

57 3/8"

59"

BACK LENGTH

25 1/8"

25 7/8"

26 3/8"

27 1/2"

28 3/8"

28 3/4"

29 7/8"

SLEEVE LENGTH

24 3/4"

25 1/2"

25 7/8"

27 1/8"

27 7/8"

28 3/8"

29 1/2"


History of the B-15 Bomber Jacket

B-15 (1944-1954)

The B-10’s brief reign ended in 1944 with the flight jacket that would endure for the rest of the 1940s and become what most people today view as a proper bomber jacket. The B-15 had a mouton fur collar and the wool knit waist and cuffs of many of the previous models but was produced in a variety of different shell materials, including nylon and a cotton-rayon blend. Also new was a pen pocket high on the left upper arm of the jacket, a detail that would remain (and grow) for decades to come.

This jacket went mainstream just as the so-called jet age began, with Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in 1947 and The United States Air Force becoming its own independent military branch in the same year. Planes had changed quite a bit since the quaint little Wright Flyer left the ground and so had the clothes of the people that flew them.

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3-7 days for rural deliveries
Can be up to 10 days for very remote areas of Australia

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