Pilots in the Army Air Force training command wanted a lightweight jacket for ease of mobility when flying open cockpit training planes, hence the B-6 short sheared sheepskin flying jacket was first produced in 1939.
Aviator RAF B6 Brown Leather Jacket is an amazingly modern piece of outerwear that was originally made for craftspeople a decades ago but is still comfortable in the field or on the street when worn with a sweater and other layers. Shearling is tanned to “antique” while it is used, developing “highs and lows” in color to give the impression that the jacket has been in the wearer’s wardrobe since World War II. The long-term reliability of this product is not compromised in any way by this. Get your hands on a B-6 flying suit right now! Although the quality of the sheepskin used in each Cockpit USA product may vary, you can count on receiving a high-quality, warm product every time.
Around the same time that the B3 flight jacket was at its peak of popularity, production of the B6 Brown Bomber Leather Jacket began. The jacket was essentially an updated B3 model. Lighter weight is one way in which the B6 differs from the B3. There was a time when such a flying jacket would have been well-received, right before the war broke out, when available fighter planes lacked heating systems. The P38 fighter plane stands out because it appears to produce no heat at all. Confused about which size to order? Find your perfect size with our handy “Find my Fit” tool.
This is a totally new item created from previously loved real shearling that has been expertly reconditioned to look like it has never been used. The color and feel of the faux fur lining on the inside may vary. Made with soft, hand-selected sheepskin. It’s unusual to find a vintage B-6 flying jacket nowadays. They were a style of jacket that didn’t last very long during World War II. As a result of the requirement for a jacket that could be worn in the cramped quarters of a closed fighter jet cockpit, the B-4 jacket was issued to the military on June 12, 1939, replacing the far more popular B-3 jacket (for which the B-3 was too bulky). Fighter pilots and ground staff alike praised the B-6 flight jacket for its superior fit and durability. The outside is made from premium leather, and the interior is lined with soft, luxurious Real Shearling for unrivaled luxury and warmth.
The B-6 Flight Jacket was standardized by the Army Air Corps in 1939 to bridge the weight gap between the A-2 and B-3 Flight Jackets.
The dark brown B-6 Flight Jackets produced after 1941 are reflected in our facsimile, which is of standard issue. The lightweight jacket features a double-pleated bi-swing back and may be worn in a number of ways, just like real flying coats. Due to the fact that just 1/4″ of sheepskin was ever required for the B-6 Flight Jacket, ours may be the only B-6 Flight Jackets manufactured today with the appropriate depth of wool. This jacket is a copy of a design from 1942, down to the nickel-plated Crown zippers, the single leather collar strap, the two press stud adjustment settings on each sleeve cuff, the snap-down epaulets, and the rust-colored horsehide trim. It’s made out of sturdy all-cotton off-white twill and has slash, internally hanging pockets. This jacket is ideal for a wide range of weather conditions, and its adaptability may be further expanded by wearing less or more base layers below.
Aviator Jackets Are Particularly Well-Liked Because Of Their Ability to Both Insulate the Wearer from the Cold and Serve as a Stylish Accessory
The jacket has a fake fur collar with a buckle belt, a faux fur shearling inside, and a front zipper. As an added bonus, it has two pockets on each side, comes in a grey cracker color, has shoulder epaulets, and has fur cuffs that are circular. It’s a versatile wardrobe classic that can be dressed up or down depending on how you match it with other items in your closet. Every single piece in our collection has been hand-stitched and detailed to perfection. Include in shopping basket right now!
The B-6 shearling bomber jacket is an amazingly modern piece of outerwear that was originally made by craftspeople years ago but is still comfortable in the field or on the street when worn with a sweater and other layers. Shearling is tanned to “antique” while it is used, developing “highs and lows” in color to give the impression that the jacket has been in the wearer’s wardrobe since World War II. The long-term reliability of this product is not compromised in any way by this. Get your hands on a B-6 flying suit right now! Though the quality of the sheepskin used in each Cockpit USA product may vary, we guarantee that you will always feel warm and protected. Confused about which size to order? Just provide us your stats and we’ll make some recommendations.
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