M-1956 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Wednesday September 25th, 2019 admin

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 […]

M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Friday June 22nd, 2018 admin

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 […]

M-1950 Parachutists’s Individual Weapons Case

Sunday April 1st, 2018 admin

1951 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable Army Stock Number: 74-C-190   1968 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable FSN: 8465-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown     1980 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable NSN: 8465-00-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown […]

M1951 Intrenching Tool (1952)

Saturday March 24th, 2018 admin

1952 dated, repainted.   Stock Number Reference: Shovel, Intrenching, M-1951 Army Stock Number: Acquired FSN: 5120-595-8349 Assign Date: Unknown

Plywood Packboard and Accessories (1944 & 1951)

Tuesday January 10th, 2017 admin

Plywood Packboard Packboard, Plywood Army Stock Number: 74-P-27-20   1944 dated (with packboard attachment and quick release strips):   1951 dated (with lashing rope):   Manual sheet:   Quick release shoulder strip buckle:   Collapsible attachment ring: Accessories Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature Army Stock Number ATTACHMENT, PACKBOARD, PLYWOOD 74-A-33-25 STRAP, […]

[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 leather […]

General Purpose Carrying Strap

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Widely-used adjustable strap with spring hook on the ends. From top to below: 1945, 1950, 1963, 1983, 1996.   Stock Number Reference: Strap, Carrying, General Purpose Army Stock Number FSN NSN 74-S-333-50 8465-634-2808 8465-00-634-2808

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 store were China made, the cargo […]

M-1 Ammunition Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

A large ammunition bag with internal split. Holds six rifle grenades for M-1 Garland, or one .30 ammo box.   Stock Number Reference: Bag, Carrying, Ammunition Army Stock Number: 74-B-54-30

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