The M-42 field jacket color was Olive Drab #3. The coat consisted of four front patch pockets with two button snaps on each, along with a unique dual-zippered knife pocket located on the upper lapel which was designed to contain a switchblade pocketknife.
The M-42 field jacket was mostly worn by Paratroops assigned to Airborne units. The M-42 field jacket was eventually phased out in favor of the new M-1943 Uniform which was a darker green, OD #7. Despite this, various individuals chose to keep their M-42 field jackets in order to show their veteran status.
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A fantastic jacket for motorcycling, comfortable and utilitarian: ample pockets for storage; thick, durable, and comfortable cotton; half-length zipper, pleated back, and underarm gussets allow ultimate range of motion; square, aggressive, masculine cut; light enough for summer riding, heavy enough for fall and spring with an extra layer or two.
Fantastic jacket and worth every penny for its craftsmanship and quality. The “slow boat from China” shipping is worth the wait. Double check your measurements when ordering the garments, especially the chest and shoulders. Any jacket with underage gussets will allow you to order a size smaller than normal.
Très belle veste, confortable et stylée. Parfaite pour le printemps.
Superbe repro de la veste para non renfort ww2, d'une qualité exceptionnelle. Fidèle à l'originale. Un tout petit reproche, l'emplacement de la belle étiquette cousue à l'intérieur de la veste au lieu de l'intérieur de la poche... Rien de bien méchant. Top . Vince. Normandy-France.
very well built, excellent quality cloth, accurate reproduction. a very fine product indeed. Keep going, Bronson!
La coupe, le tissus et le modèle sont fantastiques, juste la ceinture un peut trop courte pour la corpulence européenne.
Robert F A.
Love the quality and material, I should have got the next size larger, sizing chart was a little confusing, will be ok in the summer with no other shirts under it, tight fit.
Great workmanship! Awesome quality, its tough and long-lasting, great for layering, its a timeless piece.