TANK JACKET, 1ST PATTERN, OLIVE, COMBAT, WINTER
Officially designated as 'Jacket Winter, Combat', the 'Tank' jacket was originally intended for all branches of the U.S. Army as a general issue winter jacket. However, it was re-designated for use only by U.S. armoured troops, hence its nickname - 'Tank' (or 'Tanker') jacket.
Ironically, it still managed to find its way into the hands of many other units of the Army, such as the Infantry, and, strangely enough the Air Force, where it can be occasionally seen worn by pilots.
The Tanker is another practical design garment to come out of the U.S. during WWII. It is also clear to see where many of the post-war 'wind-cheater' style jackets took their inspiration from; the Tanker was the forerunner of this concept.
- MATERIAL :
- 100% Cotton West Point Uniform Twill
- COLOUR :
- Light Olive Drab
- LINING :
- 26oz Wool Blanket
- FASTENER :
- Authentic Brass Conmar
- LABEL :
- Buzz Rickson Co