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Uniform, Combat, Winter
(AKA Tanker Jacket and Tanker Trousers, and Fury Tanker Jacket)

This page was last updated: October 06, 2014
 

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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 day.

Our 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 previously using a cotton twill dyed in a more olive shade of OD#3. 

This 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 worn in.

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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 below.

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A customer's favorable review of our Winter Combat Jacket may be viewed here.

Winter Combat Jacket Price $199.99

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FURY Accessory Kit

For a limited time we are offering an accessory kit so that you can customize your tanker jacket 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. 

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"FURY" Winter Combat Jacket Accessory kit Price $35.00

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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

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Trousers are sized as SM (30-32W), MED (34-36W), LG (38-40W), XLG (42-44W), XXLG.(44-46W).

A shade contrast will be evident when matching jackets to trousers.
Winter Combat Trousers Price $185.00.

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For accessories that are worn with this uniform please check this page.

For shoulder and sleeve insignia and rank chevrons please check this page.

For footwear items that complete this uniform please check this page.

For field equipment items that go with this uniform please check this page.

For Army regulation enlisted OD wool shirts and trousers please check this page.

Please check the care page for instructions on how to care for this garment.


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