This reproduction of the M-51 parka, which was in production first version during 1951. It's made of heavyweight 10.5 oz. cotton sateen fabric, using the metal zipper, internal marks for the mimeograph process, reproduced the details of the original version.
The M-1951(or M51) Parka, commonly known as the fishtail parka. It was designed by the U.S. Army during the Korean War to cope with severe cold weather. It was a replacement for the M-48 Parka. The early M-51 Parka was made of heavy cotton sateen fabric, which was thicker. The fishtail was intended to be tied around soldiers' legs for additional cold-weather protection. The M-51 parka can add a wool liner to the inside.
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