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US Air Force Female Field Jacket -
The Vietnam war saw the begining of a new era in the development of the combat uniform. Lighter materials, which were tear resistant and provided better ventilation were employed.





The item featured here is a Vietnam war era female field jacket. As issued during the Vietnam war. Of four pocket construction. Exposed green plastic buttons. With a drawstring at the waist point. The pockets have flaps to secure the contents.

The jacket has multiple patches. Just above the pockets are found the "US Air Force" and "Robinson" who was the last name of the owner. The design of the nametags are interesting. Blue background with white letters. These type of strips were used for a short time before going to the green with black letters.

The jacket retains the original tags. They are white with black letters. The tag near the neck has the following information:

16R
8415-00-136-5096


The tag sewn just below contains information regarding the construction materials and date of contracts.



Coat, Woman's, Field
Cotton / Nylon OG-107
DSA100-75-C-0749
50% Cotton 50% Nylon
Greenbrier Industries Inc.


The next tag has data regarding how to take proper care of the jacket.



Machine laundered. may be hand
laundered. Rinse thoroughly
Do not starch or bleach





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This jacket is a very good representation of the outfits issued to female personnel during the Vietnam war.

Two patches are placed on the top pockets at the front of the jacket. One is of the "23rd Tactical Fighter Wing". The other is of the "Tactical Air Command".

The Tactical Air Command, also known as "TAC", is an inactive United States Air Force organization. It was a Major Command of the United States Air Force, established on March 21, 1946 being headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. It was inactivated on June 1, 1992 and its personnel and equipment were absorbed by Air Combat Command.

With the Kennedy Administration, there was the onset of low intensity guerrilla wars, and wars of insurgency. During 1963, the situation in South Vietnam was heating up on a daily basis. More and more "advisors" were being sent to that small country in Southeast Asia.

Air Force Special Forces units, known as Air Commando and later Special Operations units became part of the command. Originally assigned to Military Airlift Command, in 1964 this mission was reassigned to TAC. Aircraft of these units consisted primarily of C-47 air transports, but it also contained a combination of gliders, propeller-driven fighter, fighter bomber, observation and liaison aircraft.






This WWI US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other military US uniforms of the Vietnam war, you can do so by going to our US uniforms of the Vietnam war identification guide.



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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Value $120.00 $140.00 $150.00 $160.00 $180.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B


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