GI M-65 Field Jacket
The M-65 is the classic U.S. military field coat. This jacket is brand new – unissued army surplus. The M-65 allows soldiers to carry ammunition and all their gear while providing protection from the elements. It is made from a blend of 50% cotton/50% nylon (Nyco).
- New, Unissued Army surplus — May have “US ARMY” tab or other rank/insignia patches on them
- Drawstrings at waist, hem, and hood
- Zip front, with snap-closed storm flap
- NyCo Shell is made with 50% Cotton / 50% Nylon twill
- 100% Cotton Lining
- Proudly made in the USA
Military Part#: MIL-C-43455
The M65 field jacket shielded soldiers from the elements throughout the Vietnam War and beyond. Due to the introduction of the ECWCS layering system, it was recently phased out. This genuine US military issue has useful added features that set it apart from other field jackets. There is a hideaway hood that easily zips into the collar, extra pockets for holding your gear, adjustable sleeves with Velcro straps, and shoulder epaulets! (Afghan Green & Saudi Chocolate Chip do not have shoulder epaulets)
History of M-65 Jacket
The M-1965 jacket was introduced into US military service in 1965 to replace the M-1951 field jacket which was an improvement on the M-1943 field jacket design. The M-65 field jacket was widely used by United States Forces during the Vietnam War in which the jacket became useful for troops serving in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, especially in cool weather conditions following monsoonal rains. It was a standard issue to US troops in several other wars all around the globe as well. Originally introduced in OG-107, it is now produced in a large variety of colors and patterns, including military camouflages.
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This jacket is new and in unissued condition. These camo jackets are hard to find and as always McGuire came through. I inspected the jacket very carefully and found it to be perfect in every way. I will always use McGuire for my surplus needs. They are easy to deal with. There customer service is second to none!
Bought it for my dad who had one issued to him back in the Vietnam era. He loves it. Fits like a glove
Very very happy w this 65. jacket. Solid construction with no flaps on shoulders makes this a plus.. I hope they get the Saudi Camo and Afghan Green back in XL size like to have another one for sure. Great jacket.