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Tanker Jacket
Tanker Jacket


 
Price: $149.99

Product Code: USUJT2


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High quality reproduction Winter Combat Jackets. We have improved the quality to equal the US made coats we carried several years ago. The shell is 8 oz, 100% cotton twill in olive drab #3. Our lining is a heavy, olive brown 70/30 wool blend.

These are the best of all our field jackets if you are looking for a general purpose coat rather than a reenacting specific uniform. The elastic cuffs and waistband keep the wind out, they are roomy and fit well, and the full length zipper quickly and completely closes the front.

Historical Notes: The Winter Combat Uniform was developed in 1941 for issue to crews of armored vehicles. The uniform consisted of a cloth helmet, a jacket and overalls. All three garments were made from olive drab #3 cotton twill and lined with brown kersey wool. Although these garments were designed for armored vehicle crews, troops in all branches of the service endeavored to acquire them. Europe was cold and wet, and this uniform was far superior to the fair-weather M41 Field Jacket. The jackets were particularly popular and many were obtained by "alternative means" by infantrymen, artillerymen and yes, even paratroopers. Thus, it is historically correct for nearly any member of the US Armed Forces to wear Winter Combat Uniforms or components thereof....even if there isn't a Sherman for 100 miles in any direction.