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Here's one that has me stumped. A 1970 Jungle Fatigue Jacket, sized X-Large Regular, that uses DLA instead of DSA, on the tag. Even more odd, is the fact that it isn't ripstop. Weird, huh? Anyone know the story behind this one?

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Vietnam-War-US-Paratrooper-Rip-Stop-Poplin-Jungle-Jacket-X-Large-Regular/253342954325?hash=item3afc6ab355:g:u1gAAOSwPpZaTDSx

 


Aspiring Vietnam era gear collector!
Juggling gear collecting and the restoration of a '77 Camaro is no fun. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT!? ?

 

Harry E Stevenson - 1943-1945 - US Army 165th Photo Signal Company

Marlin Oscar Bobb - 1944-1946 - US Navy aboard the USS Boxer CV-21

Andrew Peter Bobb - 1968-1972 - US Navy aboard the USS Independence

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Aspiring Vietnam era gear collector!
Juggling gear collecting and the restoration of a '77 Camaro is no fun. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT!? ?

 

Harry E Stevenson - 1943-1945 - US Army 165th Photo Signal Company

Marlin Oscar Bobb - 1944-1946 - US Navy aboard the USS Boxer CV-21

Andrew Peter Bobb - 1968-1972 - US Navy aboard the USS Independence

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I'm going to say that isn't actual issue having the DLA with a 70 and then a USA marked company with a RN # on the tag. Also make note it even lists a NSN on the size tag which didnt start til I think 1974, prior it was a FSN which lacked the 2 digit country code. Maybe it was a civilian over run sold after the war or perhaps a post war issue item based upon that 70 contract and they just changed the nomenclature to the current type of the time but that RN number is a huge sore thumb to anything issue in my opinion.

 

My fathers jacket was pre 67 contract and his wasn't ripstop yet the trousers they issued him were a later contract and ripstop.


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Schreck (SWI) is as ubiquitous as Atlantco or Rothco or Propper in the commercial aftermarket surplus business. As others noted, the RN# denotes a commercial product.


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