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    Post by ripcord Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:30 am

    M51 Field Coat.

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    Post by Martin Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:57 am

    Reminds me of MASH...
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    Post by ripcord Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:48 pm

    I know there is a Radar cap around here somewhere.... bounce 

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    Post by sh4pak Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:30 pm

    The '51 is my favourite, of ours. Still looks like a proper Field Jacket. Adding Velcro ruined them, as did taking all of the fitting out of the sleeves, IMHO.
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:06 pm

    Superb condition,like it a lot.
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    Post by ripcord Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:44 am

    Thank you, G,

    The M51 is very clean, it even came with the correct wool frieze liner...

    It also came with a cool but not correct M43 hood that I will not use until I find a legit M 43 field coat.

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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:55 am

    ripcord wrote:Thank you, G,

    The M51 is very clean, it even came with the correct wool frieze liner...

    It also came with a cool but not correct M43 hood that I will not use until I find a legit M 43 field coat.

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    Nice one and even better it came with the liner.

    Wasnt aware there was a specific hood for these,Ive only seen the M1943 ones.
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    Post by ripcord Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:23 am

    There may be 2 M51 hoods.  I may still have one of the button on  hoods with the wolf fur around the front of it.     Heavy  cotton/nylon with a woolen inside, if I remember correctly.
     Have to look for it, now.

    There may have been a plain hood without the fur, as well, but   M43 hoods were used widely with the M51, as they were plentiful, cheap, and light  in weight.

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    Post by ripcord Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:56 pm

    Got this M51  a few days ago.


    This particular serviceman has  had a pretty lengthy career.

    As a  1st. Lt. he was part of the 11th Abn. Division . Apparently he was a pilot.

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    With the M51 came an early HBT shirt named to this officer that has been stripped of insignia except for  Name and US ARMY tapes.

    Will post it elsewhere...

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    Post by mylle Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:20 am

    Hey very nice patched jacket!Cool, cool. Smile

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