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

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 […]

[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 […]

[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

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, […]

IIFS Pack Subsystem (FPLIF)

Friday January 8th, 2016 admin

IIFS means Individual Integrated Fighting System. It’s pack subsystem consists of a large rucksack and patrol pack. It was tested during 1988 and 1990, meant to replace ALICE medium and large rucksack. They were known as FPLIF (Field Pack, Large, with Internal Frame, a.k.a. CFP-90, Combat Field Pack 1990, as it’s commercial name). […]