COLOR : 01) OLIVE DRAB
MATERIAL : 3/1 Heavy Nylon Twill Government Use
LINING : 50%Wool 50%Nylon Double Face Brushed
OXYGEN HOSE CLIP TAB : Horse Hide
MAIN FRONT FASTENER : Crown Aluminum Spring Puller Automatic Lock
SNAP BUTTON : U.S. Government Department of Defense Specs.
LABEL : America Pad & Textile Co.
The U.S. Army Air Corps tested various materials to solve the problems of the A-2 summer flight jacket (expensive, difficult to mass produce, etc.). The Type L-2 jacket, a flight jacket intended for use in the light-zone (climates between 10�‹C and 30�‹C), was completed on May 21, 1945 by adopting nylon fabric that DuPont developed in 1939. This new material and design without the collar became the basic style that largely transformed the styles of later flight jackets. The Type L-2 jacket comes with a leather boxed tab for attaching an oxygen mask hose clip and is lined with double-faced fabric comprised of nylon for smoothness and wool for comfortable warmth.
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