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 […]

Combat Vehicle Crew’s (CVC) T56-6 Helmet

Tuesday October 9th, 2018 admin

Intergrated with MK-525/G or MK-1036/G headset-microphone kit. Ballistic-protective nylon main body.   Stock Number Reference: Helmet, Combat Vehicle Crewman’s, T56-6 Data Item with MK-525/G with MK-1039/G Assign Date Unknown 1967-01-16 FSN Size Regular 8415-082-2066 8415-926-9991 Size Large 8415-082-2067 8415-926-9992

Hot Weather Boots (Jungle, Panama Sole, Vietnam War)

Friday September 28th, 2018 admin

Spike-protective Panama sole.   Stock Number Reference: Boots, Combat, Tropical, Spike Resistant Assign Date: 1968-04-24 FSN-Size Sheet Size/Width X-Narrow Narrow Regular Wide X-Wide 3 8430-141-0767 5 8430-141-0768 8430-141-0769 8430-141-0770 8430-141-0771 8430-141-0772 6 8430-141-0773 8430-141-0774 8430-141-0775 8430-141-0776 8430-141-0778 7 8430-141-0779 8430-141-0780 8430-141-0781 8430-141-0782 8430-141-0783 8 8430-141-0784 8430-141-0785 8430-141-0786 8430-141-0787 8430-141-0788 9 8430-141-0789 […]

Experimental LINCLOE “Detachable M-14 Ammo Pouch”?

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 admin

Recently I got an interesting magazine pouch, I think it maybe the “detachable ammunition pocket for M-14 automatic rifle” which supposed to be proposed at the early stage of LINCLOE LCE Program. This pouch has the same size as M-1967 USMC M-14 Pouch, on its sides there are straps with […]

Leather Combat Boots (Direct Molded Sole, Vietnam War)

Sunday July 22nd, 2018 admin

Vietnam War era Army all leather combat boots, Direct Molded Sole (DMS).   Stock Number Reference: Boots, Combat, Leather Assign Date: 1971-03-01 FSN-Size Sheet Size\Width X-Narrow Narrow Regular Wide X-Wide 3½ 8430-186-6826 4½ 8430-186-6827 8430-186-6828 8430-186-6829 8430-186-6830 8430-186-6834 5½ 8430-186-6835 8430-186-6844 8430-186-6865 8430-186-6866 8430-186-6885 6½ 8430-186-6886 8430-186-6887 8430-186-6888 8430-186-6891 8430-186-6892 […]

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 […]

Story About USGI Buttpack

Monday April 2nd, 2018 admin

Field Pack, or buttpack, is a kind of equipment for soldiers carrying small amount of supplies, it has a long history in military use. If the supplies are too big for pockets of the clothes, and they are not enough to fill half the capacity of a backpack, buttpack is the perfect […]

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 […]

Metal Radio Packboard (Vietnam War)

Saturday December 9th, 2017 admin

Mounted on Lightweight Rucksack frame, it’s two support shelves and four fastener strips can carry AN/PRC-25/77 radio on the upper shelf and KY-38 encryption device or spare battery on lower shelf.   Stock Number Reference: Modification Kit, Packboard, Radio Carrying FSN: 8465-935-4737 Assign Date: 1967-12-13

Saunders’ Snake Bit Kit (Vietnam War)

Friday December 8th, 2017 admin

Usage (print inside the lid): Apply toruniquet at once, placing it between body and bite. Loosen tourniquet every 15 minutes for a few second (about 10 seconds). Apply iodine to area around bite. Paint lancet blade with iodine. Make single longitudinal (long axis) incision ¼ inch deep over each fang […]