US Army Tunic - First Pattern - 1965 -
The Vietnam war saw the begining of a new era in the development of the combat
uniform. Lighter materials, which were tear resistant and provided better
ventilation were employed.
The item featured here is the US Army first pattern of fatigue tunics to be
used during the Vietnam war. The most obvious distinguishing factor between this
uniform and the later versions are the epilates. This is the only version to
have them. This sample also
shows an earlier version of the name tag. The color is green and the
name is applied with black ink instead of being embroidered. This is reminiscent
of the techniques used during WWII and Korea.
Of four pocket construction. The upper pockets were angled so as to allow
easier access to the contents of the pockets. A flap was provided. It was
secured shut via the use of two green plastic buttons.
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during the Vietnam war. The uniforms covered include combat and dress types. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific
points that should be noted.
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The tunic has long sleeves with cuffs that are secured shut via the use of a
two-button setup. The person could adjust how tight or loose the cuffs
would be. This tunic has one of the early tags near the collar.
This Vietnam War US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
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