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VINTAGE US ARMY TROPICAL COMBAT JACKET FIRST PATTERN 1963 VIETNAM WAR SIZE SMALL LONG WITH PATCHES

$400.00

Size:
Small
Color:
Green

Vintage US Army Tropical Combat Jacket First Pattern 1963 Vietnam War Size Small Long With Patches. Slant Pocket

8405-082-5567

DSA-1-2397-63-C

Patches : Specialist 4 (Picture #6 & #7), USARV US Army Vietnam (Picture #7)

Natick Labs designed the tropical combat jacket and trousers in 1962 following a request from Army Material Command for a specialized uniform for Special Forces personnel in Vietnam. The single-breasted jacket was made from 5½ oz. wind-resistant cotton poplin in OG-107 and featured two slanted chest cargo pockets and two lower cargo pockets. The design also boasted epaulets, waist take-in tabs, pen pockets behind both chest cargo pockets and an inner gas flap that was designed to prevent chemical agents leaking through the front button closure.

The tropical combat uniform was ideally suited to Vietnam because it was both lightweight and quick drying, but it's exposed pocket buttons had a tendency to get snagged in the jungle.

Issue Date : 1963
Color : OG-107, Olive Green Shade 107
Material : Cotton Poplin
Patch Insignias : USARV US Army Vietnam & Specialist 4
SIZE SMALL LONG
20' ARMPIT TO ARMPIT
18' SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
20' ARMPIT TO BOTTOM HEM
24' SLEEVE LENGTH
31' NECK TO BOTTOM
VERY GOOD CONDITION
BUT PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES
— Please note the light marks on pictures #8 to #10 and a pin hole on picture #11. (Please see coin for scale)