MAIN FRONT FASTENER : Crown Aluminum Spring Automatic Lock
SNAP BUTTON : U.S. Government Department of Defense Specs.
LABEL : Tops Apparel Mfg. Co., Inc.
The Type L-2B jacket is the third model in the L-2 series. It was used for a long period, from the mid-1950s to the 1970s when it was replaced by the CWU-36/P jacket, and can be called a definitive edition of light zone flight jackets. The biggest change from the L-2A is the body color. After the end of the Korean War, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) changed the color of flight jackets from Air Force blue to the newly designated sage green color. In addition, the size indication changed from inches to S, M, and L. Size specs were also changed to create a looser fit overall. Furthermore, the composition of the nylon outer fabric changed, and the lining material changed from a wool-nylon blend to a wool-rayon blend. The lining color of the L-2B jackets was sage green initially but became an orange rescue color from the middle.