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RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket
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RAF 1980s/90s MK3A Crash Fire Fighter Jacket

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Wool is a remarkable material, and one of its lesser known properties is its ability to withstand withering temperatures. The Royal Navy had been making its Fearnought jackets since the war from heavily compressed melton wool which offered both warmth and protecting from fires, and the RAF would follow suit post-war. This particular jacket, the MK3A, is very similar in design to the MK3 flying jacket with slightly asymmetric, taped buttons, NZ zips. These (as with most RAF jackets) seemed to have been produced in blue through the early 70s, then into green from the 80s/90s. These are certainly a rare find, and I've not come across many of them in years of vintage collecting. It's got a beautiful boxy fit, is lovely and warm, and will work great on those cooler winter days!

Condition

This is in great shape, good clean melton wool with no holes etc. It's obviously been used for some light hunting, as a previous owner had attached a small North American Hunting Club pendant to the zipper pull!

Size

  • Tagged size 8
  • Fits like a modern mens large
  • Pit to pit 22.5"
  • Shoulder to shoulder 19"
  • Shoulder to cuff 24"
  • Collar to hem 27"