L-2B Dragonfly Blood Chit Lightweight Flight Jacket
  • L-2B Dragonfly Blood Chit Lightweight Flight Jacket
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Suitable for spring and fall seasons above 40F

    L-2B Dragonfly Blood Chit Lightweight Flight Jacket


    Item: MJL46001C1

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    Product Details

    We’ve take our popular blood chit and mixed it with our lightweight, slim-fit L-2B bomber. The result is a fully-reversible flight jacket that pays tribute to a piece of military history. The blood chit was used by servicemen who were separated from their squadron or were shot down as a way to communicate with foreign troops about their safe return to U.S. forces.
    • This zip-front bomber has tonal zipper tape and genuine leather zipper pull.
    • Tonal knit collar, cuffs and waistband
    • Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket with "Remove Before Flight" keychain
    • Two lower flap pockets with snap closures.
    • 100% lightweight matte nylon
    • Slim Fit
    • Product Care: Machine wash cold with like colors. Use non-chlorine bleach if needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron or dry clean.

    Product History

    The L-2B flight jacket was introduced in the early 1950s for use in light temperature zones (50 to 86 degrees F). Initially the bomber was only used by the U.S. Air Force which is why the USAF insignia was put on the sleeve. The flight jacket went through many specification updates including the removal of the oxygen tab, snap tabs and epaulets, along with the USAF logo as the jacket was eventually adopted by the Navy and other branches of the armed forces. The L-2B was replaced by the CWU-36/P in the 1970s although some ground crews and USAF personnel continued to wear it into the 1990s. Alpha’s first DOD contract for the L-2B was in 1960 and continued until 1994. In the 1970’s Alpha made the L-2B for the commercial market but put the epaulets back on and added the Navy color.
    Size ChartHow to Measure

    Select a Region:

     Neck Chest Waist hipSleeveinseamheightweight
    XS14-14 1/235.5-37.528.5-30.535.5-37.531-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'122-137
    S14-14 1/237.5-39.530.5-32.537.5-39.532-3331 1/2 137-152
    M14-14 1/238.5-40.532.5-34.538.5-40.533-3432 152-167
    L15-15 1/240.5-42.534.5-36.540.5-42.534-3532 167-182
    XL16-16 1/243.5-46.537.5-39.543.5-46.535-3632 1/2 182-207
    2XL17-17 1/246.5-48.540.5-42.546.5-48.536-3732 1/2 207-222
    3XL18-18 1/249.5-51.543.5-45.549.5-51.537-3833 222-237
    4XL19-19 1/252.5-54.546.5-48.552.5-54.538-3933 237-252
    5XL20-20 1/255.5-57.549.5-51.555.5-57.539-4033 252-267

    How to Measure:

    Men's Measurement Guide

    Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.


    Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.


    Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.


    With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).


    Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.


    Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.

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