US Army M-1951 M51 Field Jacket Vietnam War Size Small Regular with Airborne 1st Special Forces Patch and Parachutist Badge. Four pocket jacket made of 9-ounce wind resistant, water repellent treated cotton sateen cloth in Olive Green Shade 107. It was based on the M-1943 field jacket that was replaced by the similar M-1950 field jacket that had inside buttons for a button-in M-1951 was given snap fasteners instead of buttons and a zipper.
Unlike the M-1965 field jacket that replaced it, the M-1951 had button cuffs, a pointed collar and had a separate hood that buttoned on to the collar. Many soldiers liked the M-1951 as it presented a sharper appearance than the M-1965 field jacket when starched. It was still issued in many units as part of the organizational issue.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "kingofvintage1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.