4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

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    4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:12 pm

    Cannot make out the details on the label and doubt the shoulder patch is original to the jacket.












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    Re: 4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

    Post by filupe on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:07 pm

    All indicators point to it being French - tag appears to read: 'Fabrique en France - Warein - 19(?)89 -98 C(?)GM'

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    Re: 4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:11 pm

    I thought it was France but not sure of which model/type.

    Shame the label is faded as the jacket itself looks to have had little use.

    Not sure if the 89 is the date as there appears to be too big a gap between the 89 and the numbers before it but could be wrong!!

    Also,is the square velcro patch for a rank badge? If so,never seen one in that position.

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    Re: 4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

    Post by fourtycoats on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:47 pm

    This is a French air force jacket. this is the only arm of service which uses this type of jacket. The 98C is for a short person with a 38 Inch chest. The GM means "Grand Manche", i.e long sleeve so it should fit a short person with long arms.

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    Re: 4 Pocket Green HBT Jacket(non zipped pockets)-ID Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:58 pm

    Excellent,thanks for the excellent information regarding the jacket.

    Good to see that like a lot of British and US size labels the French also bear no resemblance to the size quoted on the label--

    Im 5 foot 10 with(I thought normal length arms) and a 38/40 chest. Chest wise would say size is correct,arm and general jacket length is spot on or if at a push the length of the jacket could be a bit on the long side.

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