This reproduction of the M-51 parka, which was in production first version during 1951. It's made of 10.5 oz heavyweight 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 US 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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This is superb M 1951 fishtail parka reproduction with high build quality. I am 5'8" , 145 lb and size small fits great. Also, my original M 65 parka liner fits in and aligns with the liner buttons.
Very nice parka. Togehter with the liner it is looking very valent.
First i thought the liner is too small for the shell, but the guys from Bronson calculted the skrinking of the shell.
191 cm, 85 kg = M