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FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR [REF]

The following is the reference section for US military field gear from all periods.

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AIRBORNE SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on airborne (i.e. glider and paratrooper) specific items.

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Brit Made Recognition Scarf - last post by ken88

AMMUNITION POUCHES & CARRIERS [REF]


  1. ARMY/USMC,
  2. USN ,
  3. USAF

This section includes reference threads on ammunition pouches and carriers, including cartridges, clips, magazines, and grenades.

  • 30 topics
  • 272 replies
M15 Gun Cleaning kit or wha... - last post by spagg

ANIMAL GEAR [REF]


  1. DOGS,
  2. HORSES / MULES,
  3. CARRIER PIGEON,
  4. MISCELLANEOUS

This section includes reference threads on gear used by trained U.S. military animals, including horses, mules, dogs, and pigeons.

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WWI Cavalry Bridle Rosettes? - last post by Manchu Warrior

ARMOR SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]


  1. ARMOR,
  2. TANK DESTROYER,
  3. ARMOR CAVALRY

This section includes reference threads on armored specific items.

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Tank Destroyers - last post by pathfinder505

BELTS [REF]


  1. CARTRIDGE BELTS [REF],
  2. INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT BELTS [REF],
  3. PISTOL BELTS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on belts, including cartridge, pistol, and equipment belts.

  • 146 topics
  • 1,342 replies
M1909 vs M1910 mounted belts - last post by bheskett

CAN YOU IDENTIFY? [REF]

This section includes field gear pieces that have yet to be identified. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  • 152 replies
"first aid pocket kit... - last post by Survival

CANTEENS [REF]

Redirect to Water Carriers.

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CAVALRY SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on cavalry specific items.

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  • 14 replies
Cover,Canteen,Mounted 1941 - last post by 124cav

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT & DEVICES & SIGNAL CORPS ITEMS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on communication devices, including radios, telephones, signal flags, flares, mirrors, and ground panels.

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M21A1 Ground Signal - last post by hirsca

COMPASSES [REF]

This section includes reference threads on compasses.

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  • 148 replies
Compass Pouches - last post by Petervds

EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) [REF]


  1. MINE DETECTING KIT [REF],
  2. MISCELLANEOUS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on demolition kits.

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  • 9 replies
SCR-625 mine detector history - last post by BC312

ENGINEERING CORPS ITEMS [REF]

For engineering specific items.

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MAP CASES & CARRIERS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on map cases and carriers.

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  • 55 replies
M1938 Dispatch Case - last post by 'Flage Guy

MEDICAL GEAR [REF]

This section includes reference threads on medical gear.

  • 31 topics
  • 476 replies
Parachute First Aid Packets - last post by eaglerunner88

MILITARY POLICE / INTELLIGENCE

This section includes reference threads on military police and/or intelligence unit field and personal gear.

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Mint, 1943 Dated, Kit, Fing... - last post by Old Marine

MISCELLANEOUS GEAR [REF]

This section includes reference threads on unique U.S. military gear that does not easily fit into any of the main field gear categories.

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  • 160 replies
ANOTHER FIELD DESK PAINTING... - last post by parafrag

MOUNTAIN / SKI TROOP SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on mountain and ski troop related items, including items to the First Special Service Force (FSSF) and the 10th Mountain Division.

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Mountain & Ski troop eq... - last post by Steve D.

NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, & CHEMICAL (NBC) GEAR [REF]

This section includes reference threads on nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) gear, including gas masks.

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  • 14 replies
An M5-11-7 Assault Gas Mask... - last post by Khe Sanh68

OPTICAL DEVICES [REF]

This section includes reference threads on optical devices, including binoculars, telescopes, flashlights, lanterns, and night vision goggles.

SEE ALSO WEAPONS SCOPES IN FIREARMS & ORDNANCE REFERENCE SECTION.

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  • 43 replies
ID'D Binoculars - last post by usmc69

PACKS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on packs.

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  • 208 replies
TC10-8 The Lightweight Ruck... - last post by Revolved

PERSONAL ITEMS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on personal items.

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  • 95 replies
WWII Hygiene Kits and Perso... - last post by WWIIman1942

RUBBER ASSAULT (WATERPROOF) BAGS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on rubber assault bags.

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SHELTER / SLEEP GEAR [REF]

This section includes reference threads on shelter and sleep gear, including tents, blankets, sleeping bags, ponchoes, and rain gear.

  • 13 topics
  • 159 replies
Shelter 1/4 or 1/2 - last post by Cranehunter11

STABO / SPIE / JOES RIGS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on stabilized body position (STABO) rigs, special patrol insertion/extraction (SPIE) rigs, and jungle operations extraction system (JOES) items.

  • 3 topics
  • 47 replies
STABO rig/harness - last post by triplecanopy

SUBSISTENCE ITEMS [REF]


  1. STOVES [REF]

For mess and cooking equipment, etc.

SEE WATER CARRIERS FOR CANTEENS, ETC.

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Field Expedient C-Rat Stove - last post by 72psb

SURVIVAL GEAR [REF]

This section includes reference threads on survival gear, including life vests and survival kits.

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  • 159 replies
Aviation Survival Kit  RVN... - last post by Jpage

SUSPENDERS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on suspenders not associated with pack systems.

  • 6 topics
  • 47 replies
M1936 USMC suspenders? - last post by 'Flage Guy

TACTICAL LOAD BEARING VESTS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on tactical load bearing vests.

  • 14 topics
  • 252 replies
D-Day Assault Vests - last post by stealthytyler

TOOLS [REF]

This section includes reference threads on tools, including shovels, axes, and wire cutters. (Machetes and other similar edged weapons can be found under the EDGED WEAPONS forum.)

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  • 302 replies
M1943 E-Tool Carrier - Belg... - last post by earlymb

***HOLDING / SORTING AREA***

***This area is only a temporary storage place for reference posts that have yet to be sorted. Once an administrator reviews the post, it will be moved to its appropriate category.***

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Experimental M56 shovel cover - last post by Justin




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