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    Cold War era military collector, 1970-1991
  1. At 2:35 you can see the small type auto injectors from 1973. Here is a manual from 1979 that shows the new type Auto Injector, which is larger. And a video from 1964(title is wrong) showing the syrette and injector The only reason I know about the larger Auto Injector is because of that book above and because I own a training version, I just looked up the NSN(only just thought to do that) and it showed it was created in 1978, so the introduction date for the larger injector would be around 1978 https://www.wbparts.com/rfq/6910-01-061-6444.html
  2. Hello all, it's been awhile since I was active but I have recently been doing research on US militaria. My main focus has been NBC related items. In 1944 the M5 Protective Ointment Kit was introduced which contained 4 tubes of M5 Protective Ointment and one tube of BAL Eye Ointment. In 1950 this was updated, one of the M5 tubes was removed and an Atropine Syrette was added in place of it. This kit was called the M5A1. In 1959 the M5A2 was created, it replaced the Atropine Syrette with an Atropine Auto Injector but it was not adopted by the army. The M5A3 removed the BAL and used the Auto Inj
  3. Do you have anymore details and/or pictures of said set up? I was under the assumption that all of the NBC stuff was kept either in the Alice pack or in the small woodland pack for NBC gear.
  4. Hello, I am wondering about a few medical bags I have seen. The ones I have seen are: M3, M5, No.17, and No.16. Now the M5 and M3 are from the 50s-60s I believe, but then did they stop using them? I have seen M3 bags dated into the 2000s so I assume they are still used or were used until recently, now the M5 I have not seen any made in the 80s but I was told they were used even in desert storm in 90-91 so when did they use them/stop using them? Now the No.17 and No.16 I know nothing about and just learned of there existence today, on the No.17 the earliest I have seen dated was 1987 but I see
  5. I'll take the bottom left patch if still available.
  6. So I have been having the same problem as you for the flashlight, on the belt, on the suspenders, in the grenade pouch. I guess it was different between units, branches and even soldiers. I usually carry it in the grenade pouch because I put the compass on the suspenders with a spare bandage behind it, and then another bandage pouch on the belt with 2 more bandages. As to compasses I think everyone got them.
  7. Well it won't let me post a picture but go on google and type in pistol belt pad, that is what he had.
  8. Hello all, I recently found a pistol belt pad that buttons on to the pistol belt to make it more comfortable when wearing, were they used in the 80s?
  9. Hello, I am an soviet military collector, If you can get a picture of the helmet liner that would be helpful. The suspenders are of the early type(late 40s-early 60s) somewhat hard to find, the belt is also of early type. The shovel cover is also interesting and I think it too also be of the early type. The canteen and mess kit both have dates on them, do you know what the dates are? The pack is called a vesh meshok, yours is of the late 70s-80s type. The second belt(the one not on the web set) is a work belt. The bayonet on the belt is Romanian. The mug and spoon go in the mess kit and that w
  10. Its from 88 on up, you can tell by the menu number on the side on the bag, I have several of these ones.
  11. What was the one uniform used in the 70s, I think it was OG-507 but I don't remember, that would have been in use in the early 80s too right?
  12. Well the only one I can think of is my family said my great uncle was in the 82nd airborne in Vietnam and he was a war hero but then I heard that he felt an AK-47 bullet go over his head and already that doesn't sound believable but I come to find out HE WASENT EVEN IN THE VIETNAM WAR! But I did get his jacket and he was 82nd airborne but in the mid 70s. Don't know why they all thought he was in Vietnam.
  13. If I had to guess I would say it was an air force mask but I don't know, looks like it was made in 1994 so not army as they used the m17 and m40. It could also be a tanker mask but again I don't know.
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