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Vietnam War era ARVN pack?


Tonomachi

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I decided to take a chance and purchased this backpack at the flea market today for $25.00. There is a rectangular faded stamp and a smaller really faded oval stamp on the inside flap of this backpack. Can anyone tell me if this is an original ARVN pack?

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lebelmilitaria
I decided to take a chance and purchased this backpack at the flea market today for $25.00. There is a rectangular faded stamp and a smaller really faded oval stamp on the inside flap of this backpack. Can anyone tell me if this is an original ARVN pack?

 

you have a NVA or PAVN rucksack, i'm not going to venture a guess on its vintage though, so i'm saying it could be from 1960-2007. usually real wartime ones have a rubberized material type "sweat shield", but i cant tell what type of material is used on the one on the ruck.

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I agree with lebelmilitaria 100%. Definitely NVA or PAVN pack.

Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Greg Robinson

There is a canvas rucksack that is similar to the US issue tropical rucksack that was used by ARVN troops. It had a metal "X" frame in the back. Those were all over the place in unissued condition in the 1970's, then got rare and expensive for a while, and recently I've seen them all over the place again,

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I would have to agree with the PAVN/NVA ruck as the materials, pocket ties and the 3 outer pocket configuration is pretty indicative to those packs although they did also have a 2 external pocket pack but it also had ties.

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