Militaria In The Mist (4): MOLLE II Gears In…Arctic White?

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT   We US militaria collectors are too familiar with MOLLE II gears, we all know MOLLE II gears in five colors/camouflages: woodland, desert, coyote brown, universal camouflage and OEF camouflage. But today I’ll tell you a stunning fact: there is a sixth color for MOLLE II. It’s Arctic […]

Militaria In The Mist (2): M-1967 USMC

Sunday July 28th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT   The M-1967 USMC LCE was one of those nylon webbing gears for the Vietnam War. About the difference between the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967, just read this: Story About USGI Buttpack. Long words in short: the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967 are definitely two […]

Militaria In The Mist (1): MOLLE Canteen Pouch

Sunday July 28th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT For a long time, I was always wondering about one thing: there are some gears that should be in large number, but they are rare or even impossible to find in militaria market. The MOLLE canteen pouch is among them. I’m talking about “MOLLE”, the first generation, not […]

M-1956 LCE Official Copy (1): Greek Army M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment

Sunday December 9th, 2018 admin

Author: Beta-TNT (Webmaster) Overview In the 1970s’, there were many countries’ armed forces using American style individual equipment copy as their own standard issue. Let’s start with Greek M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment. After the World War II, Greece received military assistance from the US, among them there were small arms and […]

Experimental LINCLOE “Detachable M-14 Ammo Pouch”?

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 admin

Recently I got an interesting magazine pouch, I think it maybe the “detachable ammunition pocket for M-14 automatic rifle” which supposed to be proposed at the early stage of LINCLOE LCE Program. This pouch has the same size as M-1967 USMC M-14 Pouch, on its sides there are straps with […]

Perfect Coin Pouch: Granite Tactical Gear I-Snuf Pouch

Friday September 7th, 2018 admin

After those Japan trips, I realized that I need a small pouch with me for holding coins. In Japan, banknote valued below 1000 Yen are all coins: 500 Yen, 100 Yen, 50 Yen, etc. Since your mobile payment is mostly unusable in a foreign country,  your pocket may be filled […]

Pouches Review: Small Horizental Utility Pouches

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 admin

It seems that I haven’t written a “tactical gear review” blog for years, but in fact I use them everyday it’s just a long time I haven’t bought some new gear.   Author: Beta-TNT Authorized repost is allowed, please be sure to indicate the source.   In my last Japan trip, I still used Eagle Industries […]

Story About USGI Buttpack

Monday April 2nd, 2018 admin

Field Pack, or buttpack, is a kind of equipment for soldiers carrying small amount of supplies, it has a long history in military use. If the supplies are too big for pockets of the clothes, and they are not enough to fill half the capacity of a backpack, buttpack is the perfect […]

Captured Marine M-1941 Knapsack?

Monday June 19th, 2017 admin

Today we received a 2nd pattern Marine M-1941 knapsack, which was installed with a canvas belt and used as musette bag. The strange thing is: that belt was a Chinese Type 65 Canvas Belt. Considering the time of this knapsack being issued, maybe it was captured in the Liberation War […]

Difference in Three Patterns OG107 TCU

Thursday April 20th, 2017 admin

Uniform 1st Pattern 2nd Pattern 2nd Pattern Transitional 3rd Pattern (Poplin) 3rd Pattern (Rip-stop) FY 1962-1965 1965-1966 1966 1966-1969 1967-post war FSN 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE  8405-935-SIZE Contract Label Position Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Intgrated w/ Instruction Label Intgrated w/ Instruction Label […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cup Stoves

Thursday January 12th, 2017 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I actually do some research before I write these short articles. Not exhaustive by any means but hopefully enough to flesh out the subject beyond my personal recollections. So I have been learning or relearning a thing or two myself in the process. […]