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Type M-42 Paratrooper Field Jacket

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DESCRIPTION
**THE M-42 FIELD JACKET FITS ONE SIZE SMALLER THAN THE TAGGED SIZE, PLEASE REFER TO OUR SIZEGUIDE FOR THE BEST FIT.**

The M42 color was Olive Drab #3. The coat consisted of four front patch pockets with two button snaps on each, along with a unique dual-zippered knife pocket located on the upper lapel which was designed to contain a switchblade pocketknife.

The M42 was mostly worn by Paratroops assigned to Airborne units. The M42 was eventually phased out in favor of the new M1943 Uniform which was a darker green, OD #7. Despite this, various individuals chose to keep their M42s in order to show their veteran status.

  1. 11.5oz Cotton Drill
  2. Equipped with a waistband
  3. Talon zipper
  4. Military marks, Contract NO., Military code NO., and Stock NO., as the original version
  5. Machine washable
SIZE & FIT
Model 1 is 5' 8”, weighs 158 lbs and wears a L/40

Size Shoulder Chest
IN CM IN CM
S/36 18.5  47 41.3  105
M/38 19.1  48.5 43.3  110
L/40 19.7  50 45.3  115
XL/42 20.3  51.5 47.2  120
XXL/44 20.9  53 48.8  124

Size Sleeve Length
IN CM IN CM
S/ 36 23.2  59 27.8  70.5
M/ 38 24.0  61 28.3  72
L/ 40 24.4  62 28.9  73.5
XL/42 24.8  63 29.5  75
XXL/44 25.2  64 30.1  76.5

Size Fit Height Fit Weight
FT CM LB KG
S/ 36 5'5"-5'8" 169-178 121-143 55-65
M/ 38 5'5"-5'9" 170-180 143-165 65-75
L/ 40 5'7"-5'9" 174-182 154-176 70-80
XL/ 42 5'8"-6'1" 178-185 172-194 78-88
XXL/ 44 5'9"-6'1" 180-187 187-209 85-95
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