Alpha Industries L-2B Dragonfly Blood Chit Lightweight Flight Jacket
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.
Light-Weight / Suitable for spring and fall seasons above 40F
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.