MUSEUM GRADE REPRODUCTION
WWII U.S. M1942 REINFORCED PARATROOPER JUMP JACKET.
.Reinforced Uniforms in WWII During early airborne operations in North Africa and Italy, the M1942 uniform was found to be lacking in several areas, most notably strength. The fabric is relatively thin and some seams should have had extra material added. The knees and elbows wore out easily, the pockets sometimes blew out. Sometime prior to Overlord, divisional riggers were directed to fix these problems. The riggers of the 82nd and 101st each came up with a similar though not quite identical fix. Heavy olive drab canvas was used to make elbow and knee patches, and reinforce the edges of the cargo pockets. Leg ties were added to the trousers to help compress the bulging hip pockets.
CORRECT “KHAKI” OLIVE DRABE COLOR, 100% COTTON TWILL, olive drab canvas has 3-4 slightly crooked, stitch rows and the elbow and knee patches.
Size XS: Chest 36″ Sleeve 23″ Length 28″ 9from shoulder to bottom
Size S: Chest 38″ Sleeve: 23″ Length: 28″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size M: Chest 40″ Sleeve: 24″ Length: 29″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size M/L Chest 42″ Sleeve 25″ Length 29″ (from shoulder to bottom)
Size L: Chest 44″ Sleeve: 25″ Length: 30″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size L/XL Chest 46″ Sleeve 26″ Length 31 (from shoulder to bottom)
Size XL: Chest 48″ Sleeve: 26″ Length: 31″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size XXL: Chest 50″ Sleeve: 27″ Length: 32″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size 3XL: Chest 54″ Sleeve 29″ Length: 34″ (from shoulder to bottom)