Developed during the war, this pattern would become the US Army's standard extreme cold weather parka during the final few years of the war and the early post-war period. Made from a heavy sateen cotton shell, with a long body, wide arms & hood, and a thick alpaca liner, these garments were designed for the coldest of temperatures. Photos show these beautiful pieces being worn in the arctic, and use in the early part of the Korean War before being replaced the M-48 and M-51 parkas.
The shell is deadstock and perfect, there are a few marks from where it's been folded and stored but otherwise as fresh as when she was made in 1948. The lining is excellent and shows limited wear. The fur is flaking a touch, but only very lightly.
- Tagged a size large
- Fits from a modern medium - XL depending on desired fit
- Pit to pit 28"
- Shoulder to shoulder 22"
- Shoulder to cuff 25"
- Collar to hem 39"