Mountain Rucksack (JQD-88B 1942 ver.)

Widely used by 10th Mountain Division, and still popular among special operation forces in post WWII missions, even in the Vietnam War.

 

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Rucksack

Army Stock Number: 74-R-350

Rifle strap

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The wire rifle snap attached to the rucksack frame horn.

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1942 ver JQD-88B Model (left) and 1951 ver JQD-88F Model (right)

The 10th Mountain Division is pictured in this file photo dating back to 1943. The 10th Mountain Division, an elite mountain unit made up of Olympic-caliber skiers, champion ice skaters, mountain climbers, cowboys, and miners, trained at Camp Hale in Colorado. They skied on 7-foot-long wooden skis, snowshoed, rock climbed and built snow caves in anticipation of defending mountainous coastal areas of the United States and besting the enemy in the mountains of Europe. Denver Post Files
A medic administers an emergency blood transfusion while a soldier in critical condition is being medevaced with his wounded comrades to a hospital in February 1968. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection)