[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 […]

Lightweight Rucksack (1965 Ver.)

Monday November 28th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, Lightweight FSN: 8465-782-3248 Assign Date: Unknown Stock Number Reference: Components Nomenclature FSN Qty. Frame, Field Pack 8465-782-3249 1 Strap, Webbing 8465-782-3250 1 Field Pack, Lightweight 8465-782-2113 1   Accessories Nomenclature FSN Cover, Field Pack, Camouflage 8465-270-0414 Rifle Butt Pocket And Strap Assembly 8465-782-2779 Shelf, Cargo Support […]

[Repost] Terry Baldwin – Random Gear Thoughts

Saturday November 26th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Based on comments made recently about photos of some earnest but not necessarily squared away individuals I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some “Random Gear Thoughts”. Much of this was originally something I wrote to a friend about […]

M-1945 Cargo Pack Captured from Korean War

Sunday August 14th, 2016 admin

I often search militaria in antique store or flea market, in there may find some nice thing at amazing low price. Recent days I found M-1945 cargo pack in a vintage store that sold bedding articles, cloth and hats made in 1980s and 1990s. Most of the goods in the […]

5 Gallons Water Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

Large capacity water carrying equipment. Stock Number Reference: Bag, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons, Complete Army Stock Number: 74-B-53-425   Components: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons, Bag Only 74-B-53-420 Bladder, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons 74-B-307  

M1912 Cavalry Ration Bags

Wednesday May 18th, 2016 admin

The M1912 Ration Bags were part of the failed experimental 1912 Cavalry Equipment. Consisting of two bags, they were used to carry rations for the cavalryman. The two bags laced together and could be worn on the back with the two front straps attached to the cartridge belt. Though the […]

MOLLE II Medium Rucksack Set (Universal Camoflage, early version)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Early version with no “US” stamp on the front top.   Stock Number Reference: MOLLE , Rucksack Set, (Medium) MCN (Manage Control Number): 8465-01-F00-8677 Assign Date: circa 2006 NSN: 8465-01-592-7700 Assign Date: 2011-03-18 Components: Name Qty NSN Assign Date Pack, Rucksack, (Medium) 1 8465-01-592-7850 2011-03-18 Belt Waist, Rucksack 1 8465-01-592-7708 […]

M1928 Haversack

Friday April 22nd, 2016 admin

The M-1928 haversack was directly evolved from the M-1910 haversack which differed in only a few details. These packs were carried by American infantry (and other arms and services) from before World War I through World War II. Shown set circa 1943. Although widely used, the M1928 pack was very […]

M1910 Haversack (Second Pattern)

Thursday April 21st, 2016 admin

Also known as “Doughboy Pack”. The M1910 Pack consisted of three separate items designed as an integrated system: the haversack, meatcan pouch and pack carrier. The haversack could nonetheless be worn without the meatcan pouch and pack carrier, but its provided very limited strowage space. All components were made of […]

M-1967 USMC Load-Carrying Equipment

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Assign Date Suspenders, Combat Equip. (Nylon) USMC 8465-078-4581 Unknown Field Pack; Cargo; Nylon; (M-1967 USMC) 8465-860-0314 Unknown Field Pack; Cargo; Combat; (M-1967 USMC) 8465-860-0337 Unknown Pocket, Ammunition, Magazine, Nylon Duck 8465-860-0259 1967-10-11 Field Pack; Combat; (M-1967 USMC) Suspenders, Combat Equip. (Nylon) USMC Field Pack; Cargo; […]

PRC-47 Radio Battery & Accessories Carrying Frame (Vietnam war era)

Monday February 1st, 2016 admin

For carrying PRC-47 radio battery, antenna and other accessories. Stock Number Reference: Components Name FSN Assign Date Case, Antenna 5985-984-1774 Unknown Retainer, Battery 5110-115-5049 Unknown Case, Canvas 8105-766-1834 Unknown Rucksack 5820-987-8793 Unknown Frame, Rukcsack, Steel 8465-558-0151 Unknown TM 11-5820-509-12

M1936 Musette Bag/Backpack (1945 ver.)

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 admin

The shown bag was the latest version of M1936 field bag, OD 7 color, with added equipment tab on the front flap. Stock Number Reference: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Field, M1936 74-B-53 Strap, Carrying, Bag, Canvas, Field 74-S-333

M1936 Musette Bag/Backpack (1942 ver.)

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 admin

The M1936 field bag was a popularly known as the “musette” – the French military term for a haversack – even the M1936 was not copied form any French pattern. M1936 field bag was issued in place of the M1928 haversack to officers, armored infantry, the Air Corps, specialist arms […]