Czech M60 Field Jacket - Raindrop Camo - Strichtarn
Czech M60 Field Jacket - Raindrop Camo
The Czech M60 Field Jacket is an authentic Czech army jacket from the days of the Cold War. When Czechoslovakia was aligned with the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, they would often adopt other Soviet aligned nations military equipment and modify it to make it uniquely Czech. These M60 field jackets are a great example of this as the base camouflage pattern is from East Germany's Strichtarn "Rain Drop" camouflage pattern with modifications made.
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Czech M60 Field Jacket - Raindrop Camo
The Czech M60 Field Jacket was issued to soldiers in the Czechoslovak People's Army and was a central part of their official uniform. When you first pick up one of these M60 field jackets you immediately feel how durable it is. During the Cold War, the Czechoslovakian people took great pride in fielding an army that was competent, capable, and well prepared for any battle and that started by producing the best equipment.
With these M60 field jackets, the Czech army started with a well proven design for combat jackets. Produced from heavy cotton, these jackets were built to stand up to combat conditions. Most of the jackets are from the 1960s and 1970s and while they do look vintage, they are in better condition than today's combat jackets will be over a similar period of time. Recognizing how well the East German Strichtarn "Rain Drop" camouflage pattern performed in Central Europe, the Czech army used this pattern with a modification made to add a mottled backdrop which will help the jacket perform better when the enemy was using night vision.
If you own a few surplus jackets you can't help but find the pocket arrangement here unusual - waist pockets are interior only, so you have to open at least 2 front buttons to get at them, only one external chest pocket, and the external rear waist pocket (to practice your Twister moves with!). There are also some extra buttons. for a hood (not included), etc, that might be best removed. Otherwise it has many virtues - apparently unused, heavy weight fabric, quality construction, etc. Size large is like a 40/41 chest, but a little short in the waist and arms for this 6 footer who wears 34/35 sleeves. The arms have a lot of "luff" as well, so good for wearing over a fleece or something. Smell on arrival was pretty awful and didn't dissapear after washing with "defunker" detergent...maybe next wash.
Nice one,I like it.
I love this jacket
Great Historical, Wearable Jacket!
I bought the First Gen (3B), and it is a THICK, STURDY JACKET! It is HEAVY for a jacket of this size. Weighed about a pound more before 2 wash cycles. But it's good to go now! No rips, tears, stains or signs of wear. I have the trench coat model also and they both have that interesting loop on the upper right of the chest. I can only guess, but maybe it was used for a right-angle flashlight. Seems like it would just fit, and point forward. GREAT BUY FOR 10 BUCKS!!!
Honestly this item seems more like a shirt rather than a jacket. Very thin (I bought the second gen), only one layer of fabric, no of lining of any kind(not talking about an actual liner just a additional layer of fabric). I was kinda disappointed in this product being so thin. BUT, condition it arrived in was great, no blemishes of any kind and was shipped very fast.
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I got the trench and this
Second generation jacket is the way to go thicker material. White interior Czechoslovakian stamping extra large 3B if you have broad shoulders it will be a little snug on you I also got my trench in 3B extra large and it is also a little snug. This one didn't fit me really but it was cool to give to the girlfriend fits her well and matches my trench coat
Great condition and true to size. Awesome all cotton camping and hunting jacket!
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COULD NOT BELIEVE THE GREAT CONDITION OF THIS JACKET SEEING THAT IT IS PROBABLY 60 YRS OLD. HEAVY MATERIAL STURDY STITCHING, AND BUTTONS. LOVE THE RAINDROP CAMMO PATTERN. GREAT BUY FOR UNDER 10 BUCKS.