Introduced in the late 1940s, around the same time period as the N-3 parka, the N-2 was the shorter body variant of the iconic snorkel parka. The Type N-2 was issued to pilots of the U.S. Airforce that were stationed in colder climates.
This jacket was an amalgamation, taking the best features of the N-3 and B-15 (soon to be replaced by the MA-1) flight jacket and combining them. The Type N-2 had a split zip hood unlike the N-3, as the large mouton lined structure would obstruct the movement in the pilots neck whilst flying. The split hood unzipped laying flush on the back allowed freedom of movement but also an extra layer of warmth on the pilots back.
We have reproduced an early test sample of the Type N-2, which allows you to unzip and remove the hood entirely, which can not be seen on the final production of the N-2 jacket. The Type N-2 / Test Sample is constructed from a Custom produced fabric that authentically replicates the true colour and characteristics of the highly durable nylon material from that era.
Nylon 66 was invented by DuPont Co. Nylon 66 is more flame resistant and durable compared to other nylon fibers. Here at The Real McCoy’s, we have studied the original Mil-Spec formula to replicate its yarn, density and weave, a full original of the brand.
- Outer shell and lining: 66 Nylon
- Fabric Interlining: 100% Wool
- Wire Shape McCOY Zipper
- Bell Shape Talon Sleeve Zipper
- Coyote Fur Trimming
- Mouton Fur Hood Lining
- Wool Ribbings
- Made in Japan