US Navy introduced its first nylon jacket (BUWEP-U.S. NAVY JACKET, WINTER FLYING SUIT), later known as the G-8(WEP), in the mid-1950s. The initial versions are SPECIFICATION MIL-S-18342 and SPECIFICATION MIL-S-18342A (Light olive green, partial Khaki-green), the middle version SPECIFICATION MIL-S-18342B, and the final SPECIFICATION MIL-S-18342C (WEP) was changed to color Olive Green.
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This jacket is a close replica of the one I wore when in the Navy. The quality of the materials and the construction is first rate, and the fit is very good. As can be seen in the photograph, it looks good, too. I am once again very pleased with my purchase, and look forward to future items from Bronson.
This is a superb reproduction of the WEP jacket, really fantastic if you are someone considering this purchase absolutely do it, excellent quality, very heavy weight, very sturdy jacket with loads of great authentic details.
It's actually smaller than expected but I love the quality of it.
I love this jacket, it’s very nearly the same as my father’s 1950’s Navy issue WEP.
The price is amazing! The quality is amazing!
One little problem, I’m a fat American, size 44 is too small. If you start making 46’s I’ll buy another deck jacket and an Ma-1! I promise!
Thanks for the great work and fast shipping
Great product !
top product, good size for me...love that online shop