The M-1951 field jacket carried over a number of design aspects and features from its predecessor, the M-1943. The overall design is very similar, with only a few key elements that were added or improved upon. The main front closure is secured with a chromed zip, covered by a snap-fastener-lined flap and the pockets are also secured with snap-fasteners.
The Olive Green 107 (OG-107) shell is a treated 9-ounce wind-resistant cotton sateen, lined with a lightweight wind-resistant cotton poplin. There are buttons that accommodate a removable insulated liner that can be attached for colder weather. During the 1960s, many officers preferred the sharper look of the M-1951 instead of the then-standard M-1965 jacket.
The originally applied insignia includes a beautiful gold-on-black US Army branch tape, black-on-white name tape, Sergeant Major rank chevrons, and an 8th US Army SSI.
New, old stock in absolutely mint condition - Recently laundered
Flat garment measurements in inches:
Chest: 44" (22" P2P)
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