[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 system […]

[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 (75-78) […]

IIFS Pack Subsystem (FPLIF)

Friday January 8th, 2016 admin

IIFS means Individual Integrated Fighting System. It’s pack subsystem consists of a large rucksack and patrol pack. It was tested during 1988 and 1990, meant to replace ALICE medium and large rucksack. They were known as FPLIF (Field Pack, Large, with Internal Frame, a.k.a. CFP-90, Combat Field Pack 1990, as it’s commercial name). […]