The Type B-7 arctic parka was designed to be worn by both flight and ground crew of the U.S.A.A.F in the extreme cold climates of Alaska. Due to the high cost of materials to make one jacket during WWII, the sheepskin parka had a very short production period of one year between 1941-1942, which makes existing originals very rare amongst collectors today.
Instructions in production of the Type B-7 was to not coat the sheepskin with polyacrylic lacquer (which other sheepskins models of the time were) as this would crack in the cold conditions. The B-7 was then finished with front patch pockets and seam tapes using horsehide and completed with a coyote fur hood trim.
- Combination Tanned Sheepskin
- Vegetable Tanned Horsehide Trimming
- 1940s Bell-Shaped Talon Front Zipper
- Made in Japan