B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket
The B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket is THE classic WWII sheepskin leather “Bomber” jacket! B-17s and B-24s were not pressurized… and the unheated cabins got extremely cold at altitude! This was the jacket that kept our bomber crews warm during their perilous missions in the skies over Europe. The B-3 Shearling Bomber jacket is clearly a winner in both warmth and style… even non-aviators like Gen. George Patton chose to wear a specially-modified version of the B-3! Our bomber jacket is modeled after the original WWII Shearling jackets. The B3 flight jacket is classic, rugged, and timeless. You can rely on this classic heavyweight to keep you warm on the coldest winter day, and you can count on its enduring style to survive the trends of fashion! Made in the USA.
Signature Series B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket features:
- Sheepskin leather
- Tanned from thick Nappa Leather
- All-natural Shearling fur
- Leather welted seams
- Brass zipper
- Buckled collar
- Waist-adjustment straps
- Two front hand warmer pockets
- Color: Brown
- Fit: Normal
History of the B-3:
In Europe, during 1942, the B-17 Bomber plane, the Flying Fortress, was introduced, The B-17 would prove essential in winning the war. The crewmen were flying grueling 8 to 9 hour missions over the skies of France and then Germany, as the bombing campaign intensified making it essential for the crew to retain body heat in the cold, unpressurized cabins at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. It was then that the B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket made its appearance and earned its place in aviation history. This durable and practical yet stylish jacket withstood the elements while providing much needed protection and comfort to the battle-weary men. The B-3 Shearling Bomber Jacket continues to remain an icon of American style and fashion, decade after decade.
The B-3 Bomber Jacket has been proudly passed down from generation after generation, from father to son.