Replaced the earlier B-15B flying jacket. By 1950, the USAF began changing the color of most of its flying clothing from Olive Drab to Air Force Blue to force a separate identitiy from the U. The designation MOD stands for modified, meaning the B-15 flying jacket has been modified by removing the fur collar, replacing it by a wool knit collar. Modification was intended to adopt new larger hard shell helmets interfered with the mouton collar causing discomfort. Since the modification had to be performed after the jacket was originally made, it is typical to find the actual collar knit & thread colours around collar and waistband not matching the overall knit & thread colours used. Modified B-15 jackets were required to have new white labels, indicating this new modified status sewn on the jacket. In all other ways, the flying jacket remained a B-15 of whatever spec it was originally. Fits true to size. Take your normal size. Zipper tab has fallen off but is still functional. Water repellent 100% nylon flight satin outer shell, quilted nylon lining and polyester interlining. Fully lined, double-stitched front cargo pockets with button closure. Front zipper closure with storm flap. Knit cuffs and waistband. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item “Vintage Buzz Ricksons USAF B-15D (MOD) Bomber Flight Jacket” is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men’s Clothing\Coats & Jackets”. The seller is “americanmadnessoutlet” and is located in Belfast. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Buzz Rickson’s
- Chest Size: N/A
- Colour: Beige
- Outer Shell Material: Camel Hair
- Style: Bomber