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 – 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 […]

[Repost] Terry Baldwin – Random Gear Thoughts

Saturday November 26th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Based on comments made recently about photos of some earnest but not necessarily squared away individuals I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some “Random Gear Thoughts”. Much of this was originally something I wrote to a friend about to […]

Prototype Or Experimental ARVN Rucksack?

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 admin

Last month, we bought a strange rucksack that we have never seen from a British seller. It seems like a copy of 1950’s French Army LAFUMA Rucksack. But when we get our hands on it, we found that it had a high possibility to be one of the prototype or […]

M-1945 Cargo Pack Captured from Korean War

Sunday August 14th, 2016 admin

I often search militaria in antique store or flea market, in there may find some nice thing at amazing low price. Recent days I found M-1945 cargo pack in a vintage store that sold bedding articles,  cloth and hats made in 1980s and 1990s. Most of the goods in the store were China made, the cargo […]

Some Awesome Original Wallpapers/Screen Lock Picture

Thursday June 30th, 2016 admin

Photograph by Gear-Illustration originally with proud. Gear-Illustration Copyright Reserved DO NO COMMERCIAL USE   Free download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B86-8baL-TbQREFrS2VmUVR3YUE https://mega.nz/#!xMR3nQ4B

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 […]

Load Carrying Suspenders Collection 1942 – 1974

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference (left to right): Name Stock Number Suspenders, Belt, M1936 (crica 1942) 74-S-389 Suspenders, M1941, USMC (circa 1967) 8465-382-7968 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo, M1945 (circa 1951) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Pack, Field, Cargo and Combat, M1951 (circa 1952) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4922 (regular size) Suspenders, Field Pack, M1967 […]

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

Load Carrying Belts Collection 1942 – 1995

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference (from top to bottom, all in medium size): Name Stock Number Belt, Pistol or Revolver M1936 (crica 1942) 74-B-265 Belt, Pistol or Revolver M1936 (crica 1945) 74-B-265 Belt, Individual Equipment M1956 (crica 1969, vertical weave) 8465-577-4925 Belt, Cartridge, M1961 (crica 1967) 8465-823-6937 Belt, Individual Equipment M1956 (crica […]