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Seal Brown Sheepskin / Goatskin Trim
All Services, 1943-45
Original Contractor: J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
represents the final development of the WWII Sheepskin Flight Jacket,
incorporating design modifications to the earlier B-3 and (predominantly) USN
M445 series. The ANJ-4 increases the use of Goatskin in the
waist, cuffs and underarm gussets for reduced bulk and increased wear
resistance. Interior wool cuffs provide wind protection, dispensing with the
previous sheepskin cuffs which soiled, wore quickly and interfered with flight
glove fit and flexibility. The zipper installation was redesigned
on a leather guide tab for easier operation, then
strengthened with elaborate Goatskin piping. Larger Goatskin facings on sleeves and
collar further increase durability and protection. Fur thickness is a
hefty 3/4+" throughout: you won't believe how warm this jacket is. Forget about sweaters in
virtually any climate. American sheepskins, as per ANJ originals: sheepskin wool
and density vary
dramatically depending on where the animals originate.
Fur color we describe as a yellowish "spoiled milk."
In an effort to
standardize wartime flight clothing, ANJ-prefixed gear was issued to all the
Just a glance at the
photos will give you a good idea of the perfection of our workmanship and
absolute accuracy and authenticity of materials, coupled with the detail and design knowledge
unique to LOST WORLDS Jackets. American bred and made. As we say throughout the site,
learn and compare.
Brass or Nickel Talon or C&C (Crown) Zipper, WWII specification tag, 100% Wool Cuffs.