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The Real McCoy’s L-2A Thunderbirds Bomber Jacket

The Real McCoy’s are known of their high-quality reproductions of classic styles. One of them is this L-2A Thunderbird  bomber jacket.

During the 1940’s the US military tested a lot of different types of fabric for their flying jackets. In the end the nylon version came out to be the best option to use. The Type L-2A is the replacement from it’s forerunner L-2 and the main difference between those two jackets is the color. The Air Force Blue was the color that the US Air Force designated when they finally became independent from the U.S. Army.

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Details Of The Jacket

The Real McCoy’s Type L-2A reproduction jacket is made with all the original details and color which refer to the 1950s. This flight jacket comes in summer weight version and features two front pockets plus a so-called cigarette pocket on the upper left sleeve. Also featuring 100% wool ribbing, 1950s Talon zipper, napped rayon and wool lining, authentic snap buttons, on the back and on the chest chainstitch embroidery plus on the breast a felt patch. The jacket is made in Japan for the highest quality.

The Real McCoy L-2a Thunderbird jacket is available at the Frans Boone store here.

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.