The US Army needed a longer and more water & wind repellent jacket than the M-41 and developed the M-1943 Field Jacket. It was proved very versatile and became the base design for future field jackets - The M-50, M-51 and M-65.
- Used by the US Army during WWII and also seen in Hollywood movies and TV like Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan and Fury.
- Four larger cargo pockets on front
- OD#7 olive green
- Made of heavy cotton twill
- Pockets lined with HBT cotton
- Drawstring at waist
- Shoulder straps
- Name stamped on chest and neck, but not readable
- Button adjusters at cuffs
- Button-up collar with storm flap
- Original brown Urea Buttons
- To be worn over layers of clothing or over the M-43 pile liner
- Original manufacturer's label is present inside pocket, but is not readable
Condition: This old timer has seen wartime. It has some wear to the cuffs, some discoloration/spots to the sleeves and front and a lovely overall wash/fade. Two very tiny holes on sleeves and one on back.
- Size: Labeled as a mens 34L and fits a mens modern size M or a slim L in our opinion. Please see measurements below before purchase:
- Pit to pit: 21"
- Shoulder to shoulder: 19"
- Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff: 25”
- Length front: 28.5”
- Length back from neckline: 31”
(Tags: M-1943, M43, Field jacket, m-43)