USAF ERDL Camo Combat Jacket – 69 Sm-Short . UA1234


United States Army Slant Pocket Combat Tropical Jacket. Jungle Fatigues. ERDL Camouflage. Third pattern, Type III, Class 2. Several cloth insignia on jacket, including name strip, specialty insignia, sleeve rank insignia, and unit patches. Contract Tag on interior is marked: Coat, Man’s, Camouflage Cotton, W/R Poplin, Rip Stop, Class 2, DSA-100-69-C-2661 (which contracts to 1969). Size tag marked Small-Short. Vietnam era jacket. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: The ERDL (Engineer Research & Development Laboratories) pattern is also sometimes referred to as the Leaf pattern. This camouflage pattern was developed by the U.S. Army at it’s ERD (Engineering Research & Development) Labs and was utilized during the Vietnam war typically during the period of 1967-1972.

There were 3 basic patterns or types of Tropical Combat Uniforms (Jungle Fatigues) used in Vietnam with the third style being divided into subcategories (Class I and Class II).

Third pattern, Type III: The Third Pattern fatigues which were introduced in late 1966 and early 1967 were a simplified version of the second pattern. The jacket lost its side take up tabs, gas flap, and shoulder epaulettes. This pattern was issued in two classes: Class I was OG-107 or Olive Green and Class II was ERDL Camouflage in either green dominant or brown dominant.


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Weight 29 oz
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 3 in

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