APH-5 Helicopter Helmet (Vietnam War)

Sunday April 12th, 2020 admin

In 1958 the Army officially adopted its first flight helmet for aircrew members. Unofficially worn by some Army pilots since 1954, the Navy designed Aviator Protective Helmet Number 5, or APH-5, was the Army’s first attempt at providing a helmet “capable of ultimate protection and yet [be] comfortable.” The helmet […]

Air Force MA-1 Flyer’s Jacket (1971)

Thursday March 26th, 2020 admin

Dec, 1970 dated, contract number 1971 dated, wool pile insulation.   Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Flyer’s, Man, Intermediate, MA-1 Assign Date: Unknown Size-FSN Sheet Size FSN Small 8415-818-9133 Medium 8415-818-7352 Large 8415-818-7353 X-Large 8415-818-7354

Technical Beewax (1967)

Monday December 16th, 2019 admin

Can be used as a canvas waterproof treatment, or waxing a sewing thread. Feb, 1967 dated.   Stock Number Reference: Beewax, Technical FSN: 9160-253-1173 Assign Date: Unknown

Air Force L-2B Flyer’s Jacket (1970)

Thursday October 10th, 2019 admin

Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Flying, Man’s, Light Zone, L-2B Assign Date: Unknown Size-FSN Sheet Size FSN Small 8415-817-0597 Medium 8415-817-0598 Large 8415-817-0595 X-Large 8415-817-0596

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 […]

Marine M-153/U Voice Silencer Microphone

Friday September 20th, 2019 admin

This is a special microphone designed to keep your voice from being heard by any one else when speaking. There is a Push To Talk switch on top of the “nose”. The resulting sound is very crisp and easy to understand.   Stock Number Reference: Microphone, Voice Silencer, M-153/U FSN: […]

Navy A-2 Cold Weather Intermediate Cap (1969)

Saturday August 24th, 2019 admin

Stock Number Reference: Cap, Intermediate, Cold Weather (A-2) Assign Date: Unknown Size-FSN Sheet Size FSN Small (6⅝ – 6¾) 8415-753-5607 Medium (6⅞ – 7) 8415-753-5608 Large (7⅛ – 7¼) 8415-753-5609 X-Large (7⅜ – 7½) 8415-753-5610

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 […]

AFH-1 Helicopter Helmet (1968)

Saturday June 8th, 2019 admin

In 1962 the Army began developing an improved version of the APH-5. Combat experience in Vietnam led the Army to develop a flight helmet with better ballistic protection. Introduced in 1965, the new Anti-fragmentation Flight Helmet, or AFH-1, was fielded. Whereas the APH-5 was standard issue throughout the Army, the […]

GUU-1/P .38 Revolver Holster (1963)

Friday February 15th, 2019 admin

Carried by APs, SPs, Aircrews, USAF INTEL personnel in the field. This holster is for S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, a four inch barreled, target sighted .38 Special revolver.   Stock Number Reference: Holster, Revolver, GUU-1/P FSN: 1095-819-8591 Assign Date: Unknown

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 […]