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Modern Arctic gear and uniforms

Started by msgt norway , Jul 11 2008 08:44 AM

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#1 msgt norway

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:44 AM

found this snow sled today in the bushes close to my job!
the us army or usmc must have lost it on exersice
when they was here in the winther time,lucky me :lol:

 

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btw do any of you have info about this type of sled and pictures of it
in use or any pictures regarding arctic gear from the 1950s to late 1980s?
cheers from ken


Edited by Bob Hudson, 23 May 2014 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:18 AM

Nice find.I have seen them in surplus stores and they ask around $350 for them.dont know how many the stores sell but thats is the price tag I last saw.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:04 AM

Ken,
This type of sled at one time was referred to as an Akhio sled. A 10 man insulated tent, poles, arctic stove, gas, tripod poles for gas tank, lantern, candles, axe, were just some of the items that were carried in them.
A sort of dog harness was attached to the front for several men to pull the sled on skis or snowshoes. I don't know what the current designation is for these or if they changed much, does not appear to be much from the pics. Jeff

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

Very neat!

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:30 AM

It's dated Feb 76.... probably lost during one of the Flintlock missions with 10th or the 11th Group.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

cool!
i do have the 10 man arctic tent with liner and stove+fuel cans and tripod.
so im close to complet the arctic camp gear/base gear oh i also have the skies and snowshoes.

i can post pictures later if someone like?
cheers ken

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:21 PM

Nice Save! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:40 PM

Ken,
Great find. I'm surprised they lost it...our survival depended on these sleds in Alaska. Our unit SOP stated that if we lost 2 out of the 3 ahkios on the a jump then that plane load would return to base without jumping. I've included some pictures of our Barter Island, Alaska jump in 1974. Notice the red caution light on the starboard bulkhead and door ... I never saw that until I downloaded the photos to file.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

This is a photo of the ahkios gone... notice the green jump light now on. Loadmaster would watch for all chutes to deploy then close the tailgate and the next pass the troops would exit. Of course, we all knew that in combat there would be one pass and all ahkios and troops would exit.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:04 AM

nice pictures!!!
do you have pictures of the soldiers in arctic gear,like in the field or camp to ?
im also looking for info on the harnes for the sled.
cheers from ken

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:02 AM

Ken,
Yes, I have pictures of troops in arctic gear... but they're from the early 70s. Give me a day or two to dig them out then I'll send them by the forum email so we don't take up forum space.
Unfortunately, I have no information on the ahkio harness. I just remember feeling like a sled dog when I was attached to it. Not too bad when on snowshoes but more exciting on skis. Especially when you crest a hill and find yourself going down hill with the ahkio behind you.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:05 AM

Ken,
Yes, I have pictures of troops in arctic gear... but they're from the early 70s. Give me a day or two to dig them out then I'll send them by the forum email so we don't take up forum space.


No - please post them - that's what we're here for!

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:29 AM

thank you http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/salute.gif

al pictures are welcome regarding us army marines in arctic gear!!!!

btw do any have that wool shirt in the pictures for sale or trade in size large regular?
il post a wanted in the wanted erea to..
cheers from ken in norway

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:56 PM

Sorry Ken, no large wool OG shirts only mediums.
I managed to dig out some photos from Operation Jack Frost 75 when we were OPFOR against units from the lower 48 states. We wore the winter field uniform with overwhite camouflage and white painted helmet. The steel M1 helmet was not normally worn in winter conditions due to the extreme cold. We mostly wore the newly issued dark blue(?) balaclava.
Notice the "before and after" pictures of the overwhites.
These pictures are not top quality because they were taken on a Kodak 110 pocket camera but I hope they can help. More pictures later.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:17 PM

More photos later.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:11 AM

cool pictures http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/salute.gif
if you have more please post!!!!!!!
BEAR can i save them on my computer in my privat collection?
cheers from the cold north,ken in norway

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:08 PM

Ken,
Here's some summer glacier and mountain training pictures.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:16 PM

more photos

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:18 PM

more

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:19 PM

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