TANKER // TYPE TANK SLASH POCKET 23rd BOMB. SQ. “BOMBER BARONS” HAND PAINTED
Commonly known as “Tanker,” this hand painted jacket was originally developed as winter combat wear for armored units.
Buzz Rickson’s was established in 1993 in Japan. The company produces exact reproductions of vintage US army and air force clothing. An immense amount of research into the context of the clothing is done for each individual garment.
Commonly known as “Tanker,” this hand painted jacket was originally developed as winter combat wear for armored units. On the European front, it was used not only by armored units but also as a flight jacket due to shortages in winter accessories. When the M1943 field jacket. a multipurpose combat wear item, was adopted in 1943, the winter combat jacket came into limited use. The outer shell has cotton twill that is water and wind resistant. The lining uses 26 0z. wool. Twin needie rolled seams are used for the sides, sleeves, and more. The back has pleats on both sides for ease of movement of the arms. This jacket comes in two types: one with slash pockets and one with patch pockets. The jacket with patch pockets is generally considered the earlier model.
MATERIAL: West Point Uniform Twill
LINING: 26 oz. Wool Blanket
PATCH: Hand Painted
FASTENER: Brass finished
LABEL: Buzz Rickson’s Land Mfg. Co.
Made in Japan
We discovered this cult brand in consultation with Liam Morrison Phillips.