Uniform, Combat, Winter
(AKA Tanker Jacket and Tanker Trousers, and Fury
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January 06, 2015
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The Winter Combat Uniform consisted of the Winter Combat Jacket, Winter
Combat Trousers, and the Winter Combat Helmet. The jacket
eventually became known as the Tanker Jacket by the veterans and post
WWII uniform collectors. It's intent was for use by any Army
troops needing a heavy duty very cold weather winter garment. Soldiers
that were assigned to tank and reconnaissance units and armored infantry
units in half-tracks needed cold weather gear when fighting from armored
vehicles since they didn't have efficient space heating.
Eventually, other ground fighting infantry, artillery, and other units
were also issued the winter combat uniform while fighting in frigid
winter climates. This jacket very quickly earned an affinity by
military people in many of the services due to its thermal protection
and ease of wearing. Many Army men and women not in the armored
units during WWII tried to get their hands on a Tanker Jacket just
because it was very stylish and that following continues to this
Tanker uniform could have been worn by soldiers fighting in the Battle
of the Bulge... they're that good! For this uniform we had our own
100% wool melton custom woven and heather dyed to match originals.
We used 100% cotton twill in the correct 8.2oz weight dyed using
mil-spec dyes to match the earlier shade OD #3. Our knit cuffs,
collar, and waist band are made of 100% wool yarn dyed to the authentic
shading. The zipper is a genuine durable Talon or Ideal bell
shaped nickel/brass slider on
nickel/brass teeth. To top off our beautiful recreation we slapped
an authentic wash-away US QM inspector tag inside bearing the size, our
name and authentic contractor and spec information. Tanker trousers were
made using the same cotton twill dyed in olive shade of OD#3 and dark
olive wool melton lining as the jackets. The front, side pocket
access and front fly are closed using genuine nickel plated talon
zippers. The bottoms of the legs include snap adjustments.
Bear in mind the trousers have significantly more amount of the twill
shell, wool melton, zippers, and labor involved as the tanker jacket
which explains the contrast price.
jacket was issued in two variations. The first model was produced
with exterior patch pockets and the second model jacket came with
interior hidden pockets. Collectors covet the first model jackets
due to their scarcity. Photos of General George S. Patton abound
indicating his favorite combat jacket as the first model style.
However, the vast majority of winter combat jackets that were worn in
combat by US military forces in WWII was the second model jacket with
the hidden pockets. We were honored to supply the feature film
"FURY" with our quality jackets in both the first and second model
variations. Shown here is a photo of Fury star Brad Pitt wearing
one of our first pattern tanker jackets that has been heavily aged and
Our patterns are generous and well
fitting. They are not over nor under sized. You should order
your usual sport coat chest size. Sizes we offer for our winter
combat uniform items are shown in the drop down menus
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A customer's favorable review of
our Winter Combat Jacket may be viewed
Winter Combat Jacket Price $225.00
FURY Accessory Kit
For a limited time we are offering
an accessory kit so that you can customize your
to mimic the jackets from the movie Fury.
Affixing this kit is reserved for our customers to do themselves.
Kits include 2nd Armored
Division "Woolie" insignia, Khaki style rank chevrons, and grenade ring
for the zipper. We also include a swatch of fabric for you to sew on
field expedient repairs to the jacket to give it that real worn-in look.
"Under direction of the Costume Designer, we fitted our hero characters
(Incl. Warddady) with a mix of the following WWII Impressions, INC
uniforms: Tanker jackets and pants, HBT Caps, fatigues and one-pc suits, M41
Jackets, M43 Caps Field jackets and trousers, OD Wool shirts and trousers, OD
Undergarments, Horsehide Gloves, canvas leggings, and footwear. These uniforms
held up outstandingly well during the course of filming. The accuracy of WWII
Impressions uniforms stood out among similar products supplied by other replicators as attested by our military advisors and technicians. These uniforms
were well worth the investment. We would highly recommend WWII Impressions, Inc
products for any film production and we look forward to working with them again
in the near future."
Helmets are sized as SM (6-3/4 - 7), MED
(7 - 7-3/8),
LG (7-3/8 - 7-3/4),
XLG (7-3/4 - 8-1/4). Helmet color matches jacket color.
Winter Combat Helmet Price $75.00
Trousers are sized as SM (30-32W), MED (34-36W), LG (38-40W), XLG (42-44W), XXLG.(44-46W).
Our current production run of trousers are
matching materials of the jackets.
Winter Combat Trousers Price $289.99