MOLLE II Rucksack (Desert)

Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 admin

Stock Number Reference: MOLLE, Rucksack, Large, Set NSN: 8465-01-523-6273 Assign Date: 2004-09-10 Name Qty. NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Pack, Frame (Down East #1603, Tan) 1 8465-01-519-6440 2004-04-27 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded 1 8465-01-491-7429 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Straps, Shoulders, Frame, Enhanced 1 8465-01-522-6487 2004-08-06 MOLLE, Pouch, Radio 1 8465-01-491-7446 2001-10-30 MOLLE, Pouch, Sustainment 2 […]

Mountain Rucksack (1941 Pattern)

Monday August 27th, 2018 admin

U.S. Army developed and adopted its first rucksack during the summer of 1941. The canvas duck sack was mounted on a steel wire or rattan frame that supported the load and held it off the soldier’s back. Four pockets on the outside of the bag carried extra gear. Heavy felt […]

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: 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 System 1 […]

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 […]

Lightweight Rucksack (1965 Ver.)

Monday November 28th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, Lightweight FSN: 8465-782-3248 Assign Date: Unknown Stock Number Reference: Components Nomenclature FSN Qty. Frame, Field Pack 8465-782-3249 1 Strap, Webbing 8465-782-3250 1 Field Pack, Lightweight 8465-782-2113 1   Accessories Nomenclature FSN Cover, Field Pack, Camouflage 8465-270-0414 Rifle Butt Pocket And Strap Assembly 8465-782-2779 Shelf, Cargo Support 8465-782-6722

[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 […]