M56 trousers

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    M56 trousers

    Post by ripcord on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:06 pm

    I remember wearing an M65 with the quilted liner as a kid in the late 60s, early 70s.  
    Both style of liners were available then, but the wooly was preferred for those who knew the difference.

    Would not be surprised if the wooly liners were designed for the earlier issue M51 series, but as servicemen often do, used on the later M65 series
    simply because they were perceived ( and indeed were) to be better, and warmer than the quilted liners.

    The quilted liners are obviously easier to maintain  and cheaper to purchase.

    Apparently, I posted this in the wrong place. Guess that is what happens when someone is chewing your ear while trying to post...bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce 

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