Jungle Packs & M43 Field Packs
Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:46 AM
I had a camo pack but wasn't happy with it [Johanson], I will be happy with one when its made by S.FROEHLICH.
Out of all the packs made I like the M43 best.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:57 AM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:07 PM
Was the Jungle Pack, or was it the M1943 Field Pack that got issued to late troops in Europe and Italy during late 1944 or 1945?
Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:11 PM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:03 PM
The Field Pack was an enlarged version of the Jungle Pack with the same design. It was intended for the ETO and there are several pics that confirm it's use there.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:24 PM
Loads of M43 packs.
And check the M44 pack in the centre of the pic.
Edited by craig_pickrall, 05 April 2007 - 09:34 AM.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:35 PM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:42 PM
Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:18 AM
Note the missing short strap that attaches to the cartridge belt.....it was neatly removed....but why? and why only one side?
Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:12 AM
Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:24 PM
Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:22 PM
Isn't that the trial model before they were accepted?
Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:53 AM
Notice how mine has the straps sewn on the bottom in an X pattern. Someone had said it may have been altered for carrying heavy loads but I can see no stitching anywhere around the straps that indicate they were sewn in a different position before.
Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:51 PM
NICE find Matt. I bid on one on EBay that came up recently but lost out because of the time difference.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:05 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:20 AM
I will try to make a close up if I can, I will let you know.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:24 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:45 AM
Sorry, I can't post it big because the photo gets fuzzy.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:09 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:32 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:19 PM
They did not use the M43 desigination at that time. In fact I think M43 is a collector term.
What you call the M43 was simply the Field Pack. The M44 was also called the Field Pack. Later after the M45 came out they had to have a way to separate those two system since they weren't interchangable. At that point they named them M44 and M45. That left the title Field Pack used by only the larger version of the jungle pack.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:39 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:44 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:51 AM
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