Battery Coolant Unit Carrying Case (1982)

Friday June 26th, 2020 admin

Carrying case for battery coolant unit (BCU) of FIM-92 “Stinger” MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System).   Stock Number Reference: Case, Carrying, BCU NSN: 1440-01-069-0436 Assign Date: 1978-12-07

Story About The “RDF” Combat Uniform

Sunday June 14th, 2020 admin

Author: Beta-TNT   The “RDF” combat uniform, which referring to a transitional type of combat uniform between the Tropical Combat Uniform (TCU) and Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). Since the formal nomenclature of the “RDF” combat uniform: Coat, Hot Weather, Camouflage Pattern, is almost the same as BDU’s, collectors named it […]

Loadouts! Vol.1: US Army Rangers Early 1980s

Tuesday June 9th, 2020 admin

The United States invasion of Grenada began at dawn on 25 October 1983. The invading force consisted of the Army’s rapid deployment force, Marines, Army Delta Force, Navy SEALs, and ancillary forces totaling 7,600 troops, together with Jamaican forces and troops of the Regional Security System (RSS). The force defeated […]

OG107 Utility Field Cap (1977)

Saturday June 6th, 2020 admin

Shown one size 7, 1977 dated. Seems very common and popular among Army Rangers in 1980s, but really hard to find nowadays. Another weird thing, the NSN of the this cap referring nothing in all databases. The only thing I can figure out is the NSN is not completely nothing, […]

[Repost] A Lost History: 30 Years of the Eagle A-III

Thursday May 21st, 2020 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily There are times when a backpack becomes a trendsetter because it is on the forward edge of a fashion trend, creating a bump for an entire industry of companies chasing the idea of “the perfect pack”. They have cutting-edge styling and advertising campaigns that seem to […]

Marine FROG Combat Suit (Early Trial Version)

Sunday May 17th, 2020 admin

Another version of the FR combat ensemble shirt(Desert MARPAT) in the early era.Its fabric composition is also completely different from the current style.   From the collection of Kevin Bean. Stock Number Reference: FR Combat Ensemble Shirt, Desert MARPAT Assign Date: 2007-01-12 Size NSN SMALL REGULAR 8415-01-547-1734 MEDIUM REGULAR 8415-01-547-1743 […]

APH-5 Helicopter Helmet (Vietnam War)

Sunday April 12th, 2020 admin

In 1958 the Army officially adopted its first flight helmet for aircrew members. Unofficially worn by some Army pilots since 1954, the Navy designed Aviator Protective Helmet Number 5, or APH-5, was the Army’s first attempt at providing a helmet “capable of ultimate protection and yet [be] comfortable.” The helmet […]

Air Force MA-1 Flyer’s Jacket (1971)

Thursday March 26th, 2020 admin

Dec, 1970 dated, contract number 1971 dated, wool pile insulation.   Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Flyer’s, Man, Intermediate, MA-1 Assign Date: Unknown Size-FSN Sheet Size FSN Small 8415-818-9133 Medium 8415-818-7352 Large 8415-818-7353 X-Large 8415-818-7354

G.I. Remake MARPAT Rainproof Backpack Cover

Thursday March 26th, 2020 admin

Author: Beta-TNT (Webmaster) Months ago, I got a Marine MARPAT Reversible Tarp in a reasonable price, but it came with some small holes and tears. The tarp is waterproof, fire resistant and lightweight, so I came up with an idea that it might be some perfect fabric for making a […]

TAC-100 Underwater Navigation Board

Monday March 16th, 2020 admin

The TAC-100 Underwater Navigation Board is the original navigation platform used by professional divers around the world. The TAC-100 integrates a underwater compass onto a rugged and lightweight high impact plastic console with easy-to-grip handles. The underwater compass utilizes a black compass card with luminous markings to indicate heading. Internal […]

Woodland Wet Weather Parka & Trousers (1999)

Sunday March 15th, 2020 admin

Stock Number Reference: Size-NSN Sheet Size Parka, Wet Weather Trousers, Wet Weather Assign Date 1972-09-24 1972-10-04 X-Small 8405-00-001-1547 8405-00-001-8025 Small 8405-00-001-1548 8405-00-001-8026 Medium 8405-00-001-1549 8405-00-001-8027 Large 8405-00-001-1550 8405-00-001-8028 X-Large 8405-00-001-1551 8405-00-001-8029

M10 Plotting Board (WWII)

Sunday March 15th, 2020 admin

The plotting board M10 is a fire control instrument designed to assist the operator in computing and plotting firing data. The plotting board is sturdy, simple to operate, accurate, and easilyt adopted to use by computers in the field. It carried in a durable canvas case.   Stock Number Reference: […]