Army Air Force M-3 Steel Helmet

Saturday August 22nd, 2020 admin

The M-3 Flak helmet was the first helmet designed expressly for use by American bomber crews. The M-3 has large hinged ear covers on its sides to accommodate a communications headset; the covers were originally lined with felt. Unlike M-1 helmets, the M-3 features a built-in suspension system. The headband […]

Marine M-7 Light Anti-Tank Mine Pouch (1945)

Sunday July 19th, 2020 admin

This pouch was designed for the invasion of the Japan Home Islands, but failed to see during the combat operation. Stock Number Rerference: (Nomenclature and stock number acquired)

M10 Plotting Board (WWII)

Sunday March 15th, 2020 admin

The plotting board M10 is a fire control instrument designed to assist the operator in computing and plotting firing data. The plotting board is sturdy, simple to operate, accurate, and easilyt adopted to use by computers in the field. It carried in a durable canvas case.   Stock Number Reference: […]

Army Special OD7 Herringbone Twill (HBT) Jacket (1945)

Saturday October 5th, 2019 admin

At this point, the Army was going to great lengths to protect troops from possible chemical warfare attack. In late 1942, most tops were modified with “gas flaps” on the chests and cuffs while trousers were fitted with overlapping flys in an effort to prevent blister agents from reaching soldiers’ […]

30-Round .45 Magazine Case w/ Shoulder Strap (1943)

Friday November 23rd, 2018 admin

Holds ten .45 30-round magazines, mostly used by paratroopers for carrying spare ammunition for M-1928 sub-machine gun.   Stock Number Reference: Case, Magazine, 30-Round, With Shoulder Strap Army Stock Number: 74-C-194

Mountain Rucksack (1941 Pattern)

Monday August 27th, 2018 admin

U.S. Army developed and adopted its first rucksack during the summer of 1941. The canvas duck sack was mounted on a steel wire or rattan frame that supported the load and held it off the soldier’s back. Four pockets on the outside of the bag carried extra gear. Heavy felt […]