Arctic/Insulated Canteen (1990s)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Cup, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4282 1990-01-30 Canteen, Water, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4284 1990-01-30 Carrier, Water Canteen, Cold Weather, CRS 8465-01-314-4286 1990-01-30

Arctic/Insulated Canteen (Vietnam War era)

Thursday March 10th, 2016 admin

In cold weather, just as in tropical heat, soldiers outdoors need continuous hydration. In sub-zero weather, the military-standard plastic canteen is virtually worthless. It freezes far too easily and has little ability to keep hot liquids at an elevated temperature. Metal canteens are just as bad, but do have the […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (1950s)

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 admin

The WW I contract canteens continued in use into the 1940s, the early days of WW II. Beginning in 1942, canteens were manufactured from alternate materials, particularly stainless steel canteens, to substitute for scarce aluminum needed for aircraft. In late 1942, aluminum was released by the War Production Board for […]

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (WW I era)

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

In 1909, the U.S. Army Infantry Equipment Board introduced a completely new set of field equipment. The changes included a new one quart (946cc) canteen, made of aluminum, to be issued with a nesting cup and canvas duck cover. This basic design became standard and remained, with evolving components and […]

M-1942 Enamel Canteen

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

During 1942, the U.S. procured canteens made of a low grade metal with a porcelain enamel coating. This attempt to save more valuable aluminum and stainless steel had only temporary benefits and was stopped by the end of 1942 when the traditional metals were again released for use. The original […]

Marine Cross Flap Canteen Cover

Sunday March 6th, 2016 admin

DQP (Depot Quartermaster Philadelphia) production for the Marine Corps through WW II. Starting in 1943, the most visible feature was made with the introduction of “dog ear” crossed flaps. Instead of the flaps connecting to fasteners on the same side of the cover, this style looked like folded arms, with […]

Lightweight Nylon Poncho

Sunday January 10th, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1981.   Stock Number Reference: Poncho, Wet Weather, Coated Nylon, OG-207 NSN: 8405-00-935-3257 Assign Date: 1967-06-13

Marine Reversible Poncho (WWII)

Sunday January 10th, 2016 admin

Used by marines by the end of WWII. Camouflage pattern printed on both sides. Two poncho can be joint up by the snaps on their edges and make a whole tent for two soldiers. Stock number unknown.

Insect Repellent Hoodie

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Insect Repellent Assign Date: 1977-02-04 Size NSN Small 8415-01-035-0846 Medium 8415-01-035-0847 Large 8415-01-035-0848

Utility Pocket Knife (Vietnam War)

Saturday November 21st, 2015 admin

Shown two are Imperial (1974) and Camillus (1966) made.   Stock Number Reference: Knife, Pocket, Utility MIL-SPEC: MIL-K-818D FSN: 5110-162-2205 Assign Date: Unknown

Stainless Mess Kit: Pan Kit, Fork, Spoon & Knife (1989)

Tuesday November 17th, 2015 admin

Use since 1942, the shown set dated 1989. Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date PAN, MESS KIT 7350-00-242-5110 Unknown FORK, FIELD MESS 7340-00-243-5391 Unknown SPOON, FIELD MESS 7340-00-243-5390 Unknown KNIFE, FIELD MESS 7340-00-240-7436 Unknown