The N-3 series parka was first developed alongside the L-2 and B-15 in the immediate postwar years. Initially delivered in olive green then air force blue, the N-3B iteration in the classic sage green was introduced in the mid 1950s. This is an example of that first pattern. It retains the oxygen mask clip to the chest, real coyote fur, and air force stamp that would all be lost on later versions. These were really built for extremes, many of the early Operation Deep Freeze and USARP photos show guys wearing N-3B parkas, and I've owned them with Antarctic patches. A very heavy coat, designed for the coldest of climates!
Beautiful mint condition. Some slight marks on the waist and back, but otherwise perfect! There is a cutter tag in one pocket. The Air Force meatball was perfect when I received it, but faded a little when drycleaned.
- Tagged a small
- Fits like a large
- Pit to pit 24"
- Shoulder to shoulder (approx as it's raglan) 20"
- Shoulder to cuff (approx as it's raglan) 23"
- Collar to hem 33"