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Cockpit USA’s M51 DMZ Fishtail Shell is a tribute to past perfect engineering.

First crafted in the 1950s by the US Army to protect personnel during the tough wet winters of the Korean War, the M-51 fishtail parka became a staple item on the streets of London in the 1960s, protecting the suits of working men that needed shielding from that city’s elements. The name “Fishtail” comes from a split near the seams designed to allow the wearer to wrap each side of the bottom of the coat around each leg to keep out rain and snow

With its authentic water repellent military specification tight weave canvas, the 100% Mil. Spec cotton gives the wearer perfect cold or wet weather protection. Authentic, historic, and unique; the M51 Fishtail Parka is designed for those who demand the best.


  • Crafted from high-count military spec 100% nylon/cotton sateen 
  • Dual zip and snap front closure 
  • Two large front flap pockets
  • Snap up fishtail 
  • Drawcord at the waist and hem 
  • This is a regular full fit jacket 
  • Available in olive 
  • Machine wash cold with like colors, drip dry 
  • Proudly made in the USA

Since Cockpit USA items are made in the USA, please expect delivery within 2-3 weeks if your size is back ordered as they rush to produce. Should it take longer we will advise you personally. We appreciate your patience. Know that Cockpit USA produces the best quality flight apparel and we want to make sure you are satisfied.

Weight 5 lbs

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