Captured Marine M-1941 Knapsack?

Monday June 19th, 2017 admin

Today we received a 2nd pattern Marine M-1941 knapsack, which was installed with a canvas belt and used as musette bag. The strange thing is: that belt was a Chinese Type 65 Canvas Belt. Considering the time of this knapsack being issued, maybe it was captured in the Liberation War […]

Difference in Three Patterns OG107 TCU

Thursday April 20th, 2017 admin

Uniform 1st Pattern 2nd Pattern 2nd Pattern Transitional 3rd Pattern (Poplin) 3rd Pattern (Rip-stop) FY 1962-1965 1965-1966 1966 1966-1969 1967-post war FSN 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE  8405-935-SIZE Contract Label Position Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Intgrated w/ Instruction Label Intgrated w/ Instruction Label […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cup Stoves

Thursday January 12th, 2017 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I actually do some research before I write these short articles. Not exhaustive by any means but hopefully enough to flesh out the subject beyond my personal recollections. So I have been learning or relearning a thing or two myself in the process. […]

Vietnam War Rucksacks And Packs

Saturday December 24th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1945 Pack System N/A Mountain Rucksack (JQD-88F 1951 ver.) N/A Marine M-1941 Field Pack System (Vietnam War era) 8465-382-ITEM Lightweight Rucksack (1965 Ver.) 8465-782-3248 Lightweight Rucksack (1968 Ver.) 8465-782-3248 ARVN Rucksack 8465-782-3133 Tropical Rucksack 8465-935-6673 Marine Nylon M1941 Haversack 8465-382-7966 M-1967 USMC Combat Cargo Field Pack 8465-860-0337

Vietnam War Body Armors

Sunday December 18th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1952A Body Armor 8415-261-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 1 8470-823-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-122-SIZE Aircrew Body Armor (a.k.a.”Chicken Plate”) 8470-935-SIZE Variable Body Armor 8470-141-SIZE Marine M-1955 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-576-SIZE

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cups

Saturday December 10th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin We all know that humans need an adequate supply of water to function and survive even during relatively short periods of strenuous outdoor activities. And there are a myriad of ways to carry water in a field environment available to today’s soldiers or […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – The Canteen Cover

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin As you can see from the attached picture I own a lot of different canteen covers. And I’ll admit that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I never intended to acquire so much gear but it just turned out that way. […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles: Packboards And Cargo Shelves

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Packboards, aka packframes, are an ancient load carrying concept. The Roman Legions utilized a clever variation on the basic idea for centuries. The Legionaries were issued a wooden T-shaped “carrying pole” which they rested on the top of the rectangular plywood and leather […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Ponchos And Shelters

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin This is about effective tactical shelters that I have used in the field including various military issue ponchos, tarps and the Ecotat Multipurpose System. I recognize that today there are quite a few other potential options available but I’m going to stick with […]