Metal Radio Packboard (Vietnam War)

Saturday December 9th, 2017 admin

Mounted on Lightweight Rucksack frame, it’s two support shelves and four fastener strips can carry AN/PRC-25/77 radio on the upper shelf and KY-38 encryption device or spare battery on lower shelf.   Stock Number Reference: Modification Kit, Packboard, Radio Carrying FSN: 8465-935-4737 Assign Date: 1967-12-13

Plywood Packboard and Accessories (1944 & 1951)

Tuesday January 10th, 2017 admin

Plywood Packboard Packboard, Plywood Army Stock Number: 74-P-27-20   1944 dated (with packboard attachment and quick release strips):   1951 dated (with lashing rope):   Manual sheet:   Quick release shoulder strip buckle:   Collapsible attachment ring: Accessories Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature Army Stock Number ATTACHMENT, PACKBOARD, PLYWOOD 74-A-33-25 STRAP, […]

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

[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 […]

MOLLE II Large Field Pack Set (Universal Camouflage)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: MOLLE, Field Pack, Large, Set NSN: 8465-01-523-6276 Assign Date: 2005-02-01 Components: Name Qty NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Ruck, Large 1 8465-01-524-5285 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Pack, Frame 1 8465-01-524-8368 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded 1 8456-01-524-7232 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Pouch, Sustainment 2 8465-01-524-7226 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Pouch, Radio 1 8465-01-524-7684 2005-02-01 MOLLE, […]

MOLLE II Medium Rucksack Set (Universal Camoflage, early version)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Early version with no “US” stamp on the front top.   Stock Number Reference: MOLLE , Rucksack Set, (Medium) MCN (Manage Control Number): 8465-01-F00-8677 Assign Date: circa 2006 NSN: 8465-01-592-7700 Assign Date: 2011-03-18 Components: Name Qty NSN Assign Date Pack, Rucksack, (Medium) 1 8465-01-592-7850 2011-03-18 Belt Waist, Rucksack 1 8465-01-592-7708 […]

Radio Manpack w/ Frame (Vietnam war era)

Monday February 1st, 2016 admin

Stock number unknown. said to be fit for Collins military radio, I found that Collins manufactured AN/PRC-41 using the same manpack frame (just the same pack frame for mountain ruck) , but still the small pack didn’t match PRC-41’s size. Maybe this manpack was produced for PRC-25/77. The support shelf can […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – ALICE Pack Trilogy: Part 3 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin In Part 2 we talked about modifications to the ALICE pack itself. In Part 3, I’ll focus on ALICE Frame and Suspension Upgrade options. It is fair to say that the weakest link of the ALICE pack system was the issue suspension system […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – ALICE Pack Trilogy: Part 1 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I am going to talk mostly about the ALICE Large Combat Field Pack (rucksack) (bottom right) because that is the version that I used almost exclusively during my time in service. But I didn’t always have one. During my tour in Germany (75-78) […]

Tropical Rucksack

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, Tropical w/ 3 Small Liner and 1 Large Liner FSN: 8465-935-6673 Assign Date: Unknown   liners: Liner, Field Pack Assign Date: 1968-07-24 Size FSN Size 1 (small) 8465-935-6857 Size 2 (large) 8465-935-6858

ALICE Rucksacks: Medium and Large

Wednesday January 13th, 2016 admin

Also named “M1972” before 1974, consists of load-carrying system and rucksacks. Stock Number Reference: Item NSN Assigned Date Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, M-1972 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, LC-1 (With rubberized water-proof liners and spring non-slip buckles) 8465-00-001-6480 1972-09-24 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, LC-1 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, […]

Mountain Rucksack (JQD-88B 1942 ver.)

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 admin

Widely used by 10th Mountain Division, and still popular among special operation forces in post WWII missions, even in the Vietnam War. Stock Number Reference: Rucksack Army Stock Number: 74-R-350