One of the most iconic pieces of WW2 clothing, famous as much for it's long march across Europe as it is for a certain taxi driver! What many people might not know, is that the name Tanker was only really applied post war, these were officially known as Jacket Winter, Combat. This is an example of the second pattern, and it was one of the most well liked and widely used jackets of the war. Issued to tank crews certainly, but these were worn by everyone from the navy shore parties through to USAAF fighter pilots. And it's obvious to see why, these are a beautifully crafted piece with a great fit, and perfect for providing warmth in winter.
This particular example is faintly named to a Dan Rodney M. and includes a service number, so there is the potential for further research should the new owner wish.
This is a perfect salty example, though absolutely solid and perfectly wearable. The original Conmar zip works perfectly. Knits, though a little worn and repaired in places, all appear to be original, and the blanket lining is practically perfect. As with many of these jackets, this has seen considerable use, so there is wearing, particularly to the cuffs which have been repaired in the past and one sleeve is slightly shorter than the other. There are repairs both to the front and across the shoulders. Study the pictures closely and let me know if you have further questions.
- No tag, but fits a modern small/medium (little short on the sleeves)
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18.5"
- Shoulder to cuff 22.5"
- Collar to hem 22.5"