[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. […]

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. […]

MOLLE II Rifleman Set (Universal Camouflage)

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 admin

According to the contract, the components are also different. Shown set contract number dated 2008.   Stock Number Reference: MOLLE, Rifleman Set NSN: 8465-01-525-0578 Assign Date: 2005-02-01   Components: Name Qty NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Fighting Load Carrier (FLC) 1 8465-01-525-0577 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Canteen, General Purpose Pouch 2 8465-01-525-0585 2005-02-01 MOLLE, […]

Canteen Cover Collection 1940s – 2007

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name Stock Number Cover, Canteen, USMC (circa 1944) N/A Cover, Canteen, M1910 (circa 1952) 74-C-300 Cover, Water Canteen, Insulated (circa 1962) 8465-753-6490 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1962) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) (circa 1972) 8465-00-927-7485 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Difference in M1967 LLCE

Friday November 27th, 2015 admin

Contract date Snap Reinforcement Sewing Type Back Webbing Drain Hole 1968 Plastic none M1956 type hard thick nylon webbing, brown none 1972 Metal none M1956 type hard thick nylon webbing, green none 1974 Metal ears and body ALICE type safety cord, green one

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Vietnam War Reproduction Field Gear Collection

Saturday November 21st, 2015 admin

ROK made Repro M1967 canteen cover Stamp just like origin   China made M1 helmet cover Stamp: “COVER, HELMET CAMOUFLAGE CONTRACT NO.8116 8465-261-6833 M&L WORKS” Phantom labeled repro M1956 M16 20rd mag pouch

All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE)

Friday November 13th, 2015 admin

Also named “M1972” before 1974, consists of load-carrying system and rucksacks. Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assigned Date Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1972 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-1 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-2 (M-1956 type brass buckle) 8465-00-001-6488 (Medium) 8465-00-001-6487 (Large) 1972-09-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-1 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-2 (Gray flat plastic […]

M-1967 Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name FSN Assign Date Suspenders, Field Pack 8465-935-6830 1968-04-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, Medium 8465-935-6815 1968-04-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, Large 8465-935-6816 1968-04-24 Case, Ammunition ,M16 20 Round Magazine 8465-935-6780 Unknown Cover, Water Canteen Cover, Water Canteen, M1967 8465-860-0256 1967-10-11 Field Pack, Nylon, M1967 8465-935-6825 1967-07-01 Carrier, Intrenching Tool, […]