Mil Spec M-65 Field Jacket
The M-65 is the classic U.S. military field coat. This Knox Armory M-65 is a commercial version made to military specifications. 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 polyester and cotton.
Zippers and Snaps may have slight discoloration due to age
- Genuine Military Issue
- Drawstrings at waist, hem, and hood
- Zip front, with snap-closed storm flap
- Shell is made of a blend of polyester and cotton.
- Proudly made in the USA
Made to Military Specification — 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 commercial one has useful 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 stylish shoulder epaulets. This jacket was made to military specifications by Knox Armory which was a trademark of Alpha Industries
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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