Original WW2 US Army Second Pattern HBT Jacket - Size 38R
An original WW2 United States Army Second Pattern Herringbone Twill jacket in used condition.
Officially designated 'Jacket, HBT, OD7, Special', this pattern of jacket was introduced to replace the first pattern example and saw service throughout the rest of the war. It was superseded by the third pattern jacket in mid 1943 making this a guaranteed wartime example.
The jacket is made from the standard green coloured herringbone twill material used for all US Army workwear during the Second World War. The jacket features large pockets to the chest which are the most obvious piece of design found on the second pattern jacket. The cuffs can be fastened around the wearer's wrists and there is an integral gas flap.
The jacket retains its original size tag which states the size as 38R. When laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 24 1/2"
Inside arm - 21 1/2"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 20 1/4"
Length - 29 1/2"
The jacket is in good condition with only limited signs of wear and use. It has a few marks as shown but overall it displays well. The jacket is still very wearable but please study the pictures carefully before purchasing.
A good original WW2 fatigue jacket!