Very old Austrian field jacket help needed

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 am

    Today I received a very old Austrian field jacket which appears to be from the 1960s. There's a stamp, but totally unreadable. It's made from a lightweight windproof type material. I have a another one in more olive color which is from, I think, the 1970s. My understanding is these jackets were used by officers as part of their every day uniform. Can anybody help me narrow the timeframe and/or purpose of this jacket?

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    Post by mylle on Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:16 pm

    That's AFAIK a so called Alpinanorak/ Gebirgsjägerjacke worn by NCO's and officers. But it wasn't only worn for mountain training.
    IIRC timeframe 60-80ies. There is a DAZ75 Feldjackeleicht / Goretexjacket in gray which is used for service dress uniform use.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 am

    Excellent! I thought the fabric felt like a GJ item, but I wasn't sure if it was specialized. The fabric appears to be designed for wind protection more than moisture.

    This jacket is so old a lot of the original cotton stitching has rotted away. Someone, at some point, repaired it with new stitching in places.

    Are these rare?

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