AN/PRC-127 (RT-1594) Radio

Monday July 9th, 2018 admin

AN/PRC-127 (RT-1594) Radio is a handheld transceiver operating in the 136-160 MHz range used by the US Army to aid in provisioning services, and other non-combat uses. It is a software modified version of the civilian LPI series high band Bendix-King radio (Bendix-King DPHx5102x). Technical data: Weight: 3.25 pounds (1.47 kg) […]

M-1950 Parachutists’s Individual Weapons Case

Sunday April 1st, 2018 admin

1951 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable Army Stock Number: 74-C-190   1968 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable FSN: 8465-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown     1980 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable NSN: 8465-00-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown […]

M69 Body Armor for ARVN

Saturday September 9th, 2017 admin

In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller, this kind of body armor only in Medium and Small size. Shown one size Medium.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar (RVNAF) Size FSN Assign […]

Marine M-1953 Lower Torso Armor

Wednesday August 16th, 2017 admin

Stuffed with ballistic nylon.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body, Fragmentation Protective, Lower Torso, M-53 Assign Date: unknown Size FSN Small 8470-576-4190 Medium 8470-576-4191 Large 8470-576-4192

Medical Instrument and Supply Set Case No.8 (1979)

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 admin

Stock Number Reference: Case, Medical Instrument and Supply Set, Nonrigid, No.8 NSN: 6545-00-823-8165 (Inherited from M2 Jungle First Aid Pouch) Assign Date: Unknown   Content list: NSN Nomenclature Qty. Unit 6545-00-180-6239 Insert, First Aid Kit Case, Plastic, Olive Drab 1 ea 6505-00-914-3593 Povidone-Iodine, Solution, NF, 10%, 1/2 oz 1/50 bx 6508-00-110-1473 […]

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

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

40mm Grenade Carrying Vest (1974)

Sunday May 8th, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1974, medium size. Enhanced from early plastic snap version, the top four pocket were extended for special and non-lethal 40mm grenade. The medium size vest has capacity for 10 high-explosive 40mm grenades and 2 special 40mm grenades on each side (20 HE 40mm grenades and 4 special grenades […]

Load Carrying Suspenders Collection 1942 – 1974

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference (left to right): Name Stock Number Suspenders, Belt, M-1936 (crica 1942) 74-S-389 Suspenders, M1941, USMC (circa 1967) 8465-382-7968 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo, M-1945 (circa 1951) 74-S-392-300 M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (Modified in 1960s) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4922 (regular size) Suspenders, Field Pack, M-1967 (circa […]

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M69 Body Armor (Gen III)

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

It’s the last upgrade of this body armor series, replace snap and zipper with Velcro fastener, and formally assigned a nomenclature “M-1969” or “M-69”. Use the same FSN of Gen II version. In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller, this kind […]

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