[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 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 8465-782-6722

MOLLE II Large Rucksack (Universal Camouflage)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Large rucksack set is a part of MOLLE II Rifleman Set.   Stock Number Reference: MOLLE, Large Rucksack Set NSN: 8465-01-523-6276 Assign Date: 2005-02-01 Components: Name Qty NSN Assign Date MOLLE, Ruck, Large 1 8465-01-524-5285 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Pack, Frame 1 8465-01-524-8368 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Waistbelt, Molded 1 8456-01-524-7232 2005-02-01 MOLLE, Pouch, […]

MOLLE II Medium Rucksack Set (Universal Camouflage, 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 MOLLE II, Medium, Pack, Rucksack 1 8465-01-592-7850 2011-03-18 MOLLE II, Medium, Belt […]

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

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – ALICE Pack Trilogy: Part 3 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin In Part 2 we talked about modifications to the ALICE pack itself. In Part 3, I’ll focus on ALICE Frame and Suspension Upgrade options. It is fair to say that the weakest link of the ALICE pack system was the issue suspension […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – ALICE Pack Trilogy: Part 1 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I am going to talk mostly about the ALICE Large Combat Field Pack (rucksack) (bottom right) because that is the version that I used almost exclusively during my time in service. But I didn’t always have one. During my tour in Germany […]

Tropical Rucksack

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, Tropical w/ 3 Small Liner and 1 Large Liner FSN: 8465-935-6673 Assign Date: Unknown   liners: Liner, Field Pack Assign Date: 1968-07-24 Size FSN Size 1 (small) 8465-935-6857 Size 2 (large) 8465-935-6858

ALICE Rucksacks: Medium and Large

Wednesday January 13th, 2016 admin

Known as “M-1972” before 1974, consists of load-carrying system and rucksacks. Stock Number Reference: Item NSN Assigned Date Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, M-1972 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, LC-1 (With rubberized water-proof liners and spring non-slip buckles) 8465-00-001-6480 1972-09-24 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, Medium, LC-1 Field Pack, Combat, Nylon, […]

Mountain Rucksack (JQD-88B 1942 ver.)

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 admin

Widely used by 10th Mountain Division, and still popular among special operation forces in post WWII missions, even in the Vietnam War.   Stock Number Reference: Rucksack Army Stock Number: 74-R-350

USMC Pack System (FILBE)

Friday November 20th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: USMC PACK SET NSN: 8465-01-598-7693 Assign Date: 2011-08-25   Main Pack Name NSN Assign Date Frame, USMC Pack Downeast #1606AC 8465-01-600-7844 2011-12-19 Shoulder Harness Assembly 8465-01-600-7938 2011-12-19 Hip Belt 8465-01-600-7870 2011-12-19 Main Bag 8465-01-600-7911 2011-12-19 Assault Pack Name NSN Assign Date Pack, Assault 8465-01-600-7830 2011-12-19 Hydration Bladder […]

Lightweight Rucksack (1968 Ver.)

Monday November 16th, 2015 admin

With Saigon Surplus made straps. Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, Lightweight FSN: 8465-782-3248 Assign Date: Unknown 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, […]

ARVN Rucksack

Monday November 16th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: Rucksack, ARVN FSN: 8465-782-3133 Assign Date: Unknown French Sac à dos Mle. 51 Rucksack (left) and ARVN Rucksack (right)