MOLLE Main Pack Set

Sunday July 1st, 2018 admin

MOLLE Rucksack Set is a part of MOLLE Rifleman Set. Stock Number Reference: Name Qty. NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded, Small 1 8465-01-465-2109 1999-05-26 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded, Medium 1 8465-01-465-2110 1999-05-26 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded, Large 1 8465-01-465-2111 1999-05-26 MOLLE, Pouch, Radio 1 8465-01-465-2057 1999-05-26 MOLLE, Pack, Frame 1 8465-01-465-2158 […]

MOLLE II Large Field Pack Set (Desert)

Wednesday June 13th, 2018 admin

Stock Number Reference: Type I: Name Qty. NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Pack, Frame 1 8465-01-491-7449 2002-11-14 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded 1 8465-01-491-7429 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Straps, Shoulders, Frame 1 8465-01-491-7513 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Pouch, Radio 1 8465-01-491-7446 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Pouch, Sustainment 2 8465-01-491-7511 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Pack, Main 1 8465-01-491-7519 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Carrier, Sleep […]

M-1943 Field Pack / Rucksack

Thursday March 1st, 2018 admin

This rucksack was issued to the Army in ETO. It’s predecessor version is Camouflage Jungle Rucksack.   Stock Number Reference: Pack, Field, M-1943 Army Stock Number: 74-P-20  

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

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 […]

[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 […]

MOLLE II Large Field Pack Set (Universal Camouflage)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Large field pack set is a part of MOLLE II Rifleman Set.   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 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 […]

[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 2 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Last time I talked about how functional a combat patrolling rucksack the Large ALICE pack was as issued. But at the same time it also certainly falls well short of being my idea of the perfect solution. So I’m going to cover some […]