ELC .50 Cal B-6

Lonewolf051

New Member
Hey fellas, not sure if this has been posted before, but Im looking at picking up an Eastman B-6 .50 Cal in the coming weeks, but there really isnt too much on the interwebs as far as detailed pics besides the ELC official pics, which look fantastic as always ;) but I was wondering how many of you guys have .50 Cal B-6s or even B-3s and have some good close ups and insights into these specific variants of jackets from Eastman, and what your thoughts are on them
 

mulceber

Well-Known Member
Well, if you haven’t seen it already, check out the measurements on HP: https://www.historypreservation.com/products-page/50-cal/usaaf-b-6-winter-flying-jacket-50-cal-collection/

That’s a good starting point. Since the fleece is so thick, you’ll want a little extra room in your pit-to-pit and shoulder measurements, as compared to an A-2. I own a B-3 (not 50-cal) and found 8 inches of room as compared to my full chest measurement produced a good fit (I.e. pit-to-pit of 24” on a 40” chest). A B-6 probably needs a little less room.
 

Lonewolf051

New Member
yea my bare chest measures at 23 inches (43 inches in circumference) so I presume the 48 will fit just right, especially since the Rough Wear B-15 fits me just right in 48
 

mulceber

Well-Known Member
Yeah that sounds right. That being said, it might be a good idea to order from someone with a good return policy, in case it arrives and you discover you need a 46.
 

Monsoon

Active Member
I had an Eastman B-6 and I felt the waist was a bit tapered. Fit fine in the chest but narrow around the waist.
 

asiamiles

Well-Known Member
I had an Eastman B-6 and I felt the waist was a bit tapered. Fit fine in the chest but narrow around the waist.
Are all B-6's like that? The only one I ever tried on was a Buzz and while the chest seemed to fit okay it wouldn't close to zip up.
 
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