Prototype Or Experimental ARVN Rucksack?

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 admin

Last month, we bought a strange rucksack that we have never seen from a British seller. It seems like a copy of 1950’s French Army LAFUMA Rucksack. But when we get our hands on it, we found that it had a high possibility to be one of the prototype or […]

MOLLE II Large Field Pack Set (Universal Camouflage)

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 admin

Large field pack set is a part of MOLLE II Rifleman Set.   Stock Number Reference: MOLLE, Field Pack, Large, 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 II Medium Rucksack Set (Universal Camoflage, 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 Pack, Rucksack, (Medium) 1 8465-01-592-7850 2011-03-18 Belt Waist, Rucksack 1 8465-01-592-7708 […]

[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 2 of 3

Monday January 18th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Last time I talked about how functional a combat patrolling rucksack the Large ALICE pack was as issued. But at the same time it also certainly falls well short of being my idea of the perfect solution. So I’m going to cover some […]

[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) […]

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

Also named “M1972” 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, Medium, […]

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). […]

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, Assualt 8465-01-600-7830 2011-12-19 Hydration Bladder System: Name […]

Camouflage Jungle Rucksack

Monday November 16th, 2015 admin

This rucksack was issued to the Army in Southeast Asia and Pacific Theatre of Operations. It’s successor is M-1943 Field Pack.   Stock Number Reference: Pack, Jungle Army Stock Number: 74-P-15

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, Cargo […]