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USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition
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USAAF C3 Flight Vest - Mint Condition

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I say it too often, but man was I surprised to find one of these extravagantly rare pieces in mint condition - I had to go back 5 years to find a comparable condition one being sold! These rare vests were introduced to USAAC (air corps) service in 1936, and would remain in inventory until 1945. They were designed to be worn beneath other flying garments, an extra layer of insulation beneath and A2 or B3. These days however, they are incredibly hard to find in any condition, let alone one like this, which is nigh-on perfect. It seems they weren't widely issued, and replaced in service by the B-10 or the alpaca vest.

Condition

This is in amazing shape, the shearling is solid, the Conmar zipper works perfectly, and there is no damage bar a little light cracking to the outer layer. 

PLEASE BE AWARE - As ever with US made shearlings, the leather on this, whilst in excellent condition, is always delicate and fragile. I would strongly recommend against any US wartime shearling or leather being bought for wearing, and I'm selling it as a collectible item.

Size (for reference only)

  • To tag
  • 22" pit to pit
  • 23" top to bottom