M-1941 Mounted Canteen Cover

Friday October 7th, 2016 admin

The M-1941 Mounted Canteen Cover was authorized for issue on the scale of one per man in following units: all mounted troops, dismounted cavalry, howitzer sections, infantry cannon companies, 105mm self-propelled gun units, and enlisted ranks in Armored  Command, The dismounted cover was issued to all other units and individuals. […]

5 Gallons Water Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

Large capacity water carrying equipment. Stock Number Reference: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons, Bag Only 74-B-53-420 Bladder, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons 74-B-307  

2QT Collapsible Canteen / Bladder (Vietnam War era)

Wednesday July 6th, 2016 admin

This kind of 2QT bladder was standardized in 1963, and replaced by redesigned 2QT collapsible canteen in 1966.   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Cover, Canteen, Collapsible, 2 Quart Capacity 8465-889-3769 Unknown Bladder For Canteen, Collapsible, 2 Quart Capacity 8465-889-3770 Unknown  

Collapsible 2 Quart Canteen and Cover (1980s)

Friday March 18th, 2016 admin

The post 1970 version cover flap was modified to rectangle style, it’s a significantly difference to pre-1970 version.   Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Canteen, Water, Collapsible, 2-Quart Capacity 8465-00-927-7484 1966-08-22 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) 8465-00-927-7485 1966-08-22

Collapsible 2 Quart Canteen and Cover (pre-1970 ver.)

Friday March 18th, 2016 admin

This kind of 2qt was the replacement for 2qt water bladder used in early 1960s. The cover paired with a 1 inch strap, and it’s flap was in triangle shape on pre-1970 production (both shown canteen and cover are dated 1969).   Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Assign Date Canteen, […]

M-1942 Stainless Steel Canteen and Cup

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

The one quart M1910 aluminum canteen was the standard canteen used by the U.S. military until the early days of WW II. At that time, a shortage of aluminum, needed for aircraft, led to development of equivalent canteens based on other materials. This was the origin of the one quart […]

Arctic/Insulated Canteen (1990s)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Cup, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4282 1990-01-30 Canteen, Water, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4284 1990-01-30 Carrier, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4286 1990-01-30

Arctic/Insulated Canteen (Vietnam War era)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

In cold weather, just as in tropical heat, soldiers outdoors need continuous hydration. In sub-zero weather, the military-standard plastic canteen is virtually worthless. It freezes far too easily and has little ability to keep hot liquids at an elevated temperature. Metal canteens are just as bad, but do have the […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (1950s)

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 admin

The WW I contract canteens continued in use into the 1940s, the early days of WW II. Beginning in 1942, canteens were manufactured from alternate materials, particularly stainless steel canteens, to substitute for scarce aluminum needed for aircraft. In late 1942, aluminum was released by the War Production Board for […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (WW I era)

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

In 1909, the U.S. Army Infantry Equipment Board introduced a completely new set of field equipment. The changes included a new one quart (946cc) canteen, made of aluminum, to be issued with a nesting cup and canvas duck cover. This basic design became standard and remained, with evolving components and […]

M-1942 Enamel Canteen

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

During 1942, the U.S. procured canteens made of a low grade metal with a porcelain enamel coating. This attempt to save more valuable aluminum and stainless steel had only temporary benefits and was stopped by the end of 1942 when the traditional metals were again released for use. The original […]

Marine Cross Flap Canteen Cover

Sunday March 6th, 2016 admin

DQP (Depot Quartermaster Philadelphia) production for the Marine Corps through WW II. Starting in 1943, the most visible feature was made with the introduction of “dog ear” crossed flaps. Instead of the flaps connecting to fasteners on the same side of the cover, this style looked like folded arms, with […]