Difference in Three Patterns OG107 TCU

Thursday April 20th, 2017 admin

Uniform 1st Pattern 2nd Pattern 2nd Pattern Transitional 3rd Pattern (Poplin) 3rd Pattern (Rip-stop) FY 1962-1965 1965-1966 1966 1966-1969 1967-post war FSN 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE  8405-935-SIZE Contract Label Position Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Intgrated w/ Instruction Label Intgrated w/ Instruction Label […]

Tropical Combat Uniform/Trousers (OG107, 2nd Pattern, Transitional)

Thursday April 20th, 2017 admin

Poplin texture. FSN inherited from 1st pattern, with no epaulets.   Coat Coat, Men’s, Combat, Tropical FSN-Size Sheet: Chest Sz / Height Sz SHORT REGULAR LONG SMALL 8405-082-5565 8405-082-5566 8405-082-5567 MEDIUM 8405-082-5568 8405-082-5569 8405-082-5570 LARGE 8405-082-5571 8405-082-5572 8405-082-5573 Trousers Trousers, Men’s, Combat, Tropical FSN-Size Sheet: Waist Sz / Inseam Sz […]

Spike Resistant Tropical Combat Boots (Vibram sole, Vietnam War)

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 admin

Also known as “A” sole jungle boots.   Stock Number Reference: Boots, Combat, Tropical, Spike Resistant Assign Date: 1968-04-24 FSN-Size List: Size/Width X-Narrow Narrow Regular Wide X-Wide 3 8430-141-0767 5 8430-141-0768 8430-141-0769 8430-141-0770 8430-141-0771 8430-141-0772 6 8430-141-0773 8430-141-0774 8430-141-0775 8430-141-0776 8430-141-0778 7 8430-141-0779 8430-141-0780 8430-141-0781 8430-141-0782 8430-141-0783 8 8430-141-0784 8430-141-0785 8430-141-0786 […]

RT-278(A)/URC-10 Survival Radio

Monday March 6th, 2017 admin

Also known as “RT-10” (Receiver/Transmitter 10). Used as survival radio by pilots and SOF operatives during the Vietnam War. This radio has an extension cable for the BA-1387 Mercury battery, to keep it warm in cold conditions.   Battery: BA-1387/U (FSN: 6135-889-1485) Working Frequency: 243 MHz Only Output Power: 200 mW […]

Steel Carabiner / Snap Link

Friday February 10th, 2017 admin

Shown six dated 1970, 1979, 1981 and 1987.   Stock Number Reference: Snap Link, Mountain Piton FSN: 8465-360-0228 NSN: 8465-00-360-0228 Assign Date: Unknown

M7 Mine Bandoleer (Vietnam War)

Thursday February 9th, 2017 admin

Hold M18A1 “Claymore” Directional Anti-Person Mine, M57 Detonator、M40 Tester and M10 wire. Judging by it’s snaps (solid, not hollow), it’s a wartime production.   Stock Number Reference: Bandoleer FSN: 1345-828-2927 Assign Date: 1967-08-28

OG107 Bonnie Hat w/ Insect Net (Type I, Vietnam War)

Thursday February 9th, 2017 admin

Shown one circa 1969, size 6¾.   Stock Number Reference: Hat, Jungle w/ Insect Net, Ctn, w/r Poplin, r/s Weave Quarpel Treated, OG-107 (Type I) Size FSN Assign Date 6 3/8 8415-935-2885 1967-06-13 6 ½ 8415-935-2886 1967-06-13 6 5/8 8415-935-2887 1967-06-13 6 ¾ 8415-935-2888 1967-06-13 6 7/8 8415-935-2889 1967-06-13 7 8415-935-2890 […]

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

Vietnam War Body Armors

Sunday December 18th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1952A Body Armor 8415-261-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 1 8470-823-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-122-SIZE Aircrew Body Armor (a.k.a.”Chicken Plate”) 8470-935-SIZE Variable Body Armor 8470-141-SIZE Marine M-1955 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-576-SIZE

[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 […]

Individual Load Carrying Universal Sling (1964)

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Sling, Universal, Individual Load Carrying FSN: 8465-753-3257 Assign Date: Unknown   Manual: FM 21-15 “Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment”

General Purpose Carrying Strap

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Widely-used adjustable strap with spring hook on the ends. From top to below: 1945, 1950, 1963, 1983, 1996.   Stock Number Reference: Strap, Carrying, General Purpose Army Stock Number FSN NSN 74-S-333-50 8465-634-2808 8465-00-634-2808