First New FJ in Years

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Atticus, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    She look about 19 how old is this Rollins ,sweet jacket though I want one .

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  2. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    No idea mate and look I could be wrong, it might be his sister for all I know ;)

    I'm with you there on the jacket, I'm getting one as soon as they go live.
     
  3. Bombing IP

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    Any idea why they call it a Channel jacket . Surely its not because of the English Channel they fly over .

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  4. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Actually I think it is. LW stuff isn't my thing so I'm sure somebody might correct me but the jacket is part of a suit, which is of a medium weight (in USAAF nomenclature "intermediate") and was usually used by bomber crews and I think it either came into service or became popular prior to or around the Battle of Britain. It's nickname became "Kanaljacke" presumably because it was used so much by crews flying over the Channel operationally?
     
  5. CBI

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    yep - great tanker!!!!!!!! LOVE these jackets. I am assuming I will buy a Channel jacket when they are made.
     
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  6. falcon_ib

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    The B-10 looks great on you Atticus! They appear to still be on the ATF site for $190 -- https://www.atthefrontshop.com/product_p/usujb10.htm
    Still kicking myself for missing that deal of the day!

    For those of you in milder climates, and especially since spring/summer are upon us, I own an ATF Summer M41 and it's a fantastic jacket. No itchy lining to worry about and looks great for a casual day out, especially when layered with flannel. I've heard great things about all of their other products as well.

    Evan
     
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