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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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  1. AIRBORNE SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

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

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  2. AMMUNITION POUCHES & CARRIERS [REF]

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

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  3. ANIMAL GEAR [REF]

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

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  4. ARMOR SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on armored specific items.

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  5. BELTS [REF]

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

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  6. 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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  7. CANTEENS [REF]   (39,882 visits to this link)

    Redirect to Water Carriers.

  8. CAVALRY SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on cavalry specific items.

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  9. 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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  10. COMPASSES [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on compasses.

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  11. EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on demolition kits.

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  12. ENGINEERING CORPS ITEMS [REF]

    For engineering specific items.

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  13. MAP CASES & CARRIERS [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on map cases and carriers.

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  15. MILITARY POLICE / INTELLIGENCE

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. NON US ISSUE MILITARY GEAR [REF]

    For non US issue items, including knockoffs, copies, foreign items used by US personnel.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  23. RUBBER ASSAULT (WATERPROOF) BAGS [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on rubber assault bags.

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  24. SHELTER / SLEEP GEAR [REF]

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. SUBSISTENCE ITEMS [REF]

    For mess and cooking equipment, etc.

     

    SEE WATER CARRIERS FOR CANTEENS, ETC.

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  27. SURVIVAL GEAR [REF]

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

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  28. SUSPENDERS [REF]

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

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  29. TACTICAL LOAD BEARING VESTS [REF]

    This section includes reference threads on tactical load bearing vests.

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  30. TRAVEL GEAR [REF]

    For travel gear, such as duffle bags, luggage, etc.

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  31. 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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  32. ***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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