Military M-65 Field Jacket, Used
The M-65 is the classic U.S. military field coat. This jacket is slightly used 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).
The ACU variation of this jacket has slightly different features including Velcro® on the sleeve and chest and no shoulder epaulettes.
- Issued 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
- 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 sets it apart from other field jackets. There is a hideaway hood which easily zips into the collar, extra pockets for holding your gear, adjustable sleeves with Velcro straps, and more!
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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