The M-65 evolved from the M-1943 Field Coat via the M-1951, and was in service from 1965 until 2009. The color is officially “Olive Green 107”. From the M-1951, the significant changes were a storable hood, snap closures on the four main pockets, and velcro cuffs. The collar transitioned from a shirt-style collar to an upright collar. The Epaulets present on the M-65 Field Jacket were not present on the 1st-Type M-65, but subsequent models (as this) include them.
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