Vintage US Army Jacket, Flying, Men's type N3B Parka

Vintage US Army Jacket, Flying, Men's type N3B Parka

Second Sunrise

Regular price 1 999 kr Sale

The N3B Parka was issued in the US Airforce in 1958 with the description "for aircrew members in extremely cold environments." The jacket is a 3/4 length parka with four pockets, outer layer of nylon, insulated with a layer of wool and lined with nylon cloth. This garment is also known as the "Snorkel Parka", because the hood can be zipped up leaving only a small opening and the idea is that the exhaled air will heat up the inhaled air slightly as they pass each other in the tube formed by the hood. 

This Parka is vintage and has been used a lot, but it's still in great condition for its age. There is a stain on the left side of the jacket that you can see in the pictures and it is possible that it will come off with the right treatment. 

Vintage US-Army N3B Parka
- Four pockets (lined with wool)
- Wool insulation
- Fur edged hood
- Drawstrings at the waist and around the hood
- Knitted storm cuffs of wool

All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.

Width Length Sleeve length
65cm 86cm 46cm