Who has the world’s largest inventory of Bomber Jackets?


Who has the world’s largest inventory of Bomber jackets and military apparel?  US Wings!  From A-2’s, G-1’s. B-3’s. nylon Flight jackets, Field jackets and Pea Coats, US Wings has the jacket or coat for you.

Leather Selection is the first step in purchasing your Bomber jacket.  What type of leather do you prefer?  Did you know some leathers are known for their strength and toughness, while others are known for their softness?  US Wings of Hudson Ohio offers leather  flight jackets and bomber jackets in a wide variety of leather types including some exotics.  All are Grade A, the finest available.  US Wings offer you Leather Selection choices  from Kangaroo, American Bison, Horsehide, Goatskin, Lambskin, Cowhide, Vintage Cowhide, Texas Steerhide and Sheepskin.  Strength, durability, softness, lightness, casual, dressy, two season, three season are considerations to make in Leather Selection.  Modern day leather is generally shaved to obtain a smooth finish.  In doing so, the characteristics which distinguish unique leather is eliminated.  The naturalness of leather is enhanced by range marks which gives it the old European look.  As leather ages, the range marks bring out its character and give it a suppleness and richness.

US Army Air Force A2 flight jackets were originally made of horsehide, a very heavy and extremely durable material.  In 1943 The military switched to goatskin, much lighter weight but very tough.  Kangaroo and Lambskin are very light weight.  Kangaroo is extremely strong and the softer nature of Lambskin tends to scratch easily. American Bison like horsehide is heavier, with much character in its grain. The look, the use, the season, the weight and the color are factors you should consider in making your Leather Selection.

Military Field Jackets were based upon a civilian jacket suggested by Maj. General James K. Parsons.  The Military Field Jackets were designed so that they could be worn with both winter and summer uniforms as well as fatigue uniforms.  The olive drab cotton field jacket known as the OD Jacket  was adopted in June 1940.  At the beginning of WWII this was the standard jacket for all Army personnel, except those that had specialist clothing or extreme climatic conditions.

The Military parka N-3B and the N2B shorter military flight jacket can protect you from the harshest of winter conditions.  The Military parka N-3B is a 3.4 length parka (often referred to as a “snorkel” parka)and the N-2B is a waist-length  style flight jacket.  Both are designed to withstand sub-freezing weather & feature a water repellent 100% nylon shell, polyester interlining, polyfil insulation, and a pile-lined hood with faux fur trim.   Both jackets were first introduced to the USAF during the 1950’s.  Unlike the cold weather jackets of WWII (like the sheepskin B3’s) which relied on heavyweight leather & fur to provide warmth, these “jet age” nylon jackets provided warmth at a fraction of the weight and bulk.  Both the Military parka  N-3B and the N-2B flight jacket are the best kind of jackets for the worst kind weather.  Although primarily issued to Air Force personnel stationed in cold weather duty stations, the Military parka has been a favorite of college students since the 1960’s.  The Military parka is issued in sage green, but the civilian versions are available in sage green and black.

The coat of choice of the U.S. Navy for centuries, the Pea Coat is the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather. The name isn’t derived from the “Pea Soup weather” but rather from the heavy coarse twilled blue cloth it was originally created from.  The cloth was sometimes called P cloth and the garment evolved from being called a P-Jacket to later a Pea Coat.  Pea Coats have broad lapels, double breasted fronts with large buttons of either wooden, metal, or plastic buttons and slash pockets.  The standard for original Pea coats was 30 ounces, most often made of heavy Melton cloth, but today coats are made from 22 to 32 ounces.  Known for it warmth in severe weather, the Pea Coat has been worn not only by the military, but has been a staple of students wardrobes at high school and college campuses around the world.

Traditional US Navy  issue Pea Coats are dark blue, but many colors are offered by retailers.  Known not only for their warmth but for their durability, US Navy Pea Coats have been passed down through generations.

Come to US Wings.com for your widest selection!