The M1943 field blouse was actually introduced in the autumn of 1942 and contained a number of time/material saving steps including the elimination of the pocket flap scallops and the internal suspenders. The belt hooks were held up by short cloth strips sewn to the inside of the jacket. The lining was usually shiny 100% rayon "silk", but many manufacturers still used twill. Fabric quality had degraded to the point where 70% of the blend was artificial wool made of cellulose fibers. The change in material was accompanied by a new field gray shade that contained less green than earlier uniforms. However, the earlier shades of field gray wool from existing stocks continued to be used on the new jackets.The six button front introduced in 1941 continued. The jacket is sold with the Army breast eagle insignia in place. Order Now. $285
This is one of our M43 wool German Army field blouses photographed during construction prior to applying insignia and belt hook eyelets. It's made of custom field gray wool that exactly matches German wartime production from the WW2 period.
Here's a close up shot of the first aid dressing pocket inside the right jacket skirt. It also shows detail of the artificial silk lining so characteristic of later production original jackets.
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