USAAF Type B-3: Contract No. Arctic Issue
• Heavy Duty Arctic Shearling
• Horsehide Trim
• Single Map Pocket
• Collar and Side Straps
• WW2 Replica Talon Zipper
• Cast Buckles
• Replica Label
• Exact Recreation of USAAF Contract
The Type B-3 was standardised on May 29th 1933, and ours, of course, is manufactured to exact military specifications. This heavy duty Arctic issue jacket has untanned Shearling Sheepskin exterior with extra strong Horsehide sleeve and seam overlays for extra protection, single map pocket on the right hand side and heavy leather straps with 3-way stud collar closure for use in foul weather to enable the jacket to provide added protection to the lower part of the face. We also use the spec weight, shorter shearling for the cuffs, waistbands and windflap. Original Triple Marked Talon wide tape zipper with nickel teeth, Alloy buckles recast from originals.
Although the B3 was discontinued by the USAAF on the 23rd of May 1943, the Aero Leather version of the original jacket is still made to the same specification and standards as the Army Air Corps garments, many of which are still going strong after 70 years of wear.
The Type B-3 is a relaxed-fitting larger sheepskin jacket. It has extra room in the back for ease of movement and belts on the side for cinching in at the hem to keep out the cold.
We generally recommend that customers order their usual size (normally the one closest to their relaxed chest measurement), but many customers like to size down for a closer fit.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.