Introduced from 1946 to 1949, the L-2 is the masterpiece of the light flying jacket, used mainly in warm weather and summer. The L-2 was the successor of the A-2, which was to replace nylon as the main fabric from leather. The design is based on the B-15, removing the mouton shearling collar, replacing it with wool knit collars. The leather was replaced due to inconsistent sourcing and evolution of jet engine aircraft. The L-2 was only produced for a short span quickly replaced by the L-2A making it a rare jacket in the vintage industry.
** 3 zones existed in pilot uniforms (Heavy, Intermediate, Light, classified with how high the altitude was and the temperature the pilots would be in during combat). **
Bronson L-2 Flight Jacket outer is made of double-yarn nylon with a water-repellent coating. The lining is a unique rayon/cotton blend fabric for a thick, silky feel and some warmth, similar to the original. The zippers are vintage CONMAR zippers from IDEAL. The main zipper and the sleeve zipper are copper oxide. The collar and cuff are from a wool blend(70% wool/ 30% acrylic), the cuffs are tubular and have are no-seam rib-knit cuff.
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Fantastic Jacket, very happy. Quality and workmanship top notch.
Authenticity and detailing is pretty good. This is a size 40 (I'm 5'11, 40" chest and wear a 42 in the B-10 and B-15). Theres room for a light sweater if needs be. Super comfy and the sleeves dont pull up when I lift my arms. Another great jacket Bronson.
Got my l2b today. Great quality, great workmanship, very authentic. Size 42 corresponds to US 42.
I could not be happier with my order. The pants fit perfectly and they were well tailored. The bomber jacket is a great piece of clothing and I am looking forward to my next purchase with Bronson.
Great product at a more than reasonable price!
Great jacket, very pleased
The jacket is perfect.
Very good replica of the USAF model. Bronson manufactures good products very true to the original.
First of all, I am impressed by the quality, I expect less you gave more than I can ever dream. The shipping was really fast . Keep'us dreaming and keep'em flying . Thanks the Bronson Team