|stenciled back on this first model N1|
|detail shows the alpaca lining going up to the end of the cuff|
|extra stitching on the sleeves|
|loop on the inside waist|
|this example has two,shield like "tactical markings" painted on the sleeves .don't know what they mean...|
|early 1944 NXsx tag|
|from left to right :M43 TALON zipper,used on the last blue deck jacket and the first green N1.the middle one is a M44 TALON,as used late WW2 up to Korean war .the last is the M47 seen and used up to the end......|
|60's tag as featured on the last runs|
Today's post will focus on one of the most popular jacket on the auction blog nowadays :The US NAVY N1 deck jacket.
Even if the last of the blue deck jacket the M43 model can be considered, by some ,as the first N1 as it was the blueprint of the iconic jacket,the real N1 [green] saw it's first production in the first month of 1944 and saw action during D DAY along the coasts of Normandy.For a very brief period it was manufactured retaining all the details featured on the blue M43 :alpaca lining to the end of the cuffs, extra stitching on the sleeves and additional loops on the inside at the waist and underarms .These details disappeared fast,perhaps for material conservation,making this first N1 quite rare and for D DAY USN collectors a must have in any condition. Pictures above ,also show one of the last N1 manufactured in the 60's,before the jacket was replaced by the A2 deck jacket.....