This reproduction of the 1951 1st version M-51 Parka.
The M-1951(or M51) Parka, is commonly known as the fishtail parka. It was designed by the US Army during the Korean War to cope with severe cold weather. It was a replacement for the M-48 Parka. The early M-51 Parka was made of heavy cotton sateen fabric, which was thicker. The fishtail was intended to be tied around soldiers' legs for additional cold-weather protection. The M-51 parka can add a wool liner to the inside.
It's made of 11.5. oz cotton sateen fabric, Talon #10 brass zipper plated tin color, internal marks for the mimeograph process, reproduced the details of the original version.
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