[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Buttpacks

Wednesday January 20th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I’m sure most everyone knows that the US Military once developed and issued load carrying accessories officially called Field Packs. “Buttpacks” is the more familiar nickname they immediately acquired. Here are some additional facts. Field Packs attach to the USGI web belt with […]

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 […]

M1961 Marine Load-Carrying Equipment

Monday November 16th, 2015 admin

Use with M1941 Backpack System.   Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Pocket, Ammunition, Magazine, M-14 Rifle 8465-823-6936 Belt, Cartridge, M-1961 Size Medium 8465-823-6937 Belt, Cartridge, M-1961 Size Large 8465-823-6938

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 […]

M1944 & M1945 Pack System

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name Stock number Pack, Field, Combat 74-P-12-250 Pack, Field, Cargo 74-P-12-285 Pack, Field, Combat, M-1945 74-P-12-252 Pack, Field, Cargo, M-1945 74-P-12-287 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo 74-S-392-300

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, […]

M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name FSN Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1956, Medium 8465-577-4925 Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1956, Long 8465-577-4924 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, Regular 8465-577-4922 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, Long 8465-577-4923 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, X-Long 8465-823-7231 Pouch, Small Arms, Ammunition, M-1956 Case, Small Arms, Ammunition, M-1956 8465-647-0852 Case, […]