Flyer Helmet Bag (Modern)

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

Widely used by pilots in all troops and units.   Stock Number Reference: Bag, Flyer’s Helmet NSN: 8415-00-782-2989 Assign Date: Unknown

2QT Collapsible Canteen and Cover (1980s)

Friday March 18th, 2016 admin

The post 1970 version cover flap was modified to rectangle style, it’s a significantly difference to pre-1970 version. The General Purpose Carrying Strap replaced 1 inch carrying strap. Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assign Date Canteen, Water, Collapsible, 2-Quart Capacity 8465-00-927-7484 1966-08-22 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) 8465-00-927-7485 1966-08-22

2QT Collapsible Canteen and Nylon Cover (pre-1970 ver.)

Friday March 18th, 2016 admin

This kind of 2qt was the replacement for 2qt water bladder used in early 1960s. The cover paired with a 1 inch strap, and it’s flap was in triangle shape on pre-1970 production (both shown canteen and cover are dated 1969).   Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Assign Date Canteen, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nylon M3 Medic Bag (Vietnam War era)

Monday November 16th, 2015 admin

Shown one circa 1973 Stock Number Reference: Case, Medical Instrument And Supply Set, Nylon, Non-Rigid No.3 FSN: 6545-912-9870 Assign Date: Unknown

All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE)

Friday November 13th, 2015 admin

Also named “M1972” before 1974, consists of load-carrying system and rucksacks. Stock Number Reference: Name NSN Assigned Date Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1972 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-1 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-2 (M-1956 type brass buckle) 8465-00-001-6488 (Medium) 8465-00-001-6487 (Large) 1972-09-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-1 Belt, Individual Equipment, LC-2 (Gray flat plastic […]

M-1967 Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name FSN Assign Date Suspenders, Field Pack 8465-935-6830 1968-04-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, Medium 8465-935-6815 1968-04-24 Belt, Individual Equipment, Large 8465-935-6816 1968-04-24 Case, Ammunition ,M16 20 Round Magazine 8465-935-6780 Unknown Cover, Water Canteen Cover, Water Canteen, M1967 8465-860-0256 1967-10-11 Field Pack, Nylon, M1967 8465-935-6825 1967-07-01 Carrier, Intrenching Tool, […]

M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name FSN Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1956, Medium 8465-577-4925 Belt, Individual Equipment, M-1956, Long 8465-577-4924 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, Regular 8465-577-4922 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, Long 8465-577-4923 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956, X-Long 8465-823-7231 Pouch, Small Arms, Ammunition, M-1956 Case, Small Arms, Ammunition, M-1956 8465-647-0852 Case, […]