A.K.A. “M-1947 Parka”, shown one is Army version, size Medium. Stock Number Reference: Overcoat, Parka Type, With Pile Liner Size – Army Stock Number sheet Size Army Stock Number X-Small 55-O-3139-40 Small 55-O-3139-35 Medium 55-O-3139-30 Large 55-O-3139-25 X-Large 55-O-3139-45 Item provided by G.I.’s friend.
These modified suspenders are based on an XL sized, 1967 dated M-1956 Suspenders. The mainly modification is a pair of additional front straps and backpack connectors, seem to be used with M-1945 Field Pack (or its local copy). Considering those countries/regions who used America made M-1956 LCE and M-1945 Field […]
These suspenders were modified from M-1945 Suspenders by some Europe countries (highly probably Greece) that received US military assistance in the Cold War era. There are several modifications: Two “branch straps” were removed. Spring hooks of the front suspendres were replaced by “bottle opener” hooks. Dual tiny D rings replaced […]
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 […]
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 […]