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Those are HUGE ammo pouches. Still using some Lift the Dot fasteners as well.

 

Good morning,

 

Yes, this LCE is based on the british experimental equipment of 1950.

 

Marko

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Yes, this LCE is based on the british experimental equipment of 1950.

 

 

I was just thinking how remarkably British that kit looks. Awesome stuff.

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There were Canadian Army trials of this equipment. I have the trial report, and it may show some further clear images of the equipment. I will check.

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There were Canadian Army trials of this equipment. I have the trial report, and it may show some further clear images of the equipment. I will check.

 

Hi Andrew,

 

I look forward to this report.

 

Marko

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I found the report - I was mistaken, it was actually the T53-8 equipment that was tested (in August 1953). However, there are enough similarities that it might be still worth posting a few photographs. I will work on it.

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I just won an ammo pouch on Ebay last night. Will post pics went it arrives later this week.

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Well my new pouch just arrived and I'm pleasantly surprised to have it be the Large pouch. Thought it would be the smaller one but as no dimensions were given in the auction, I just assumed I guess. So the hunt continues for a regular size in the same or better condition.

 

 

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A few weeks ago I promised some photos from a 1953 Canadian Army trial of the experimental US webbing. I am not sure if the equipment in the photos is identical to what 37thguy is searching for, but these might still be of general interest in any case. The report refers to the equipment as T53-8. The trials also included British 1937 pattern, Canadian 1951 pattern, and an experimental British set. The feedback from soldiers regarding the US webbing was generally positive, and it was rated more highly in most respects than the other three sets. (The soldiers shown here are from The Royal Canadian Regiment.)

 

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Hi,

 

Thanks to you for these pics.

 

Andrew, it is possible to have a copy of this reportIs which speaks about T53-8 but also other equipments?

Thank you in advance.

 

Marko

 

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Hi 37thguy,

 

It shall seem that the numbers are different. One digit on the small pouch (EX54 x) but two digits on big pouch (EX54 xx). It is correct ?

 

Marko

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Hi,

 

Thanks to you for these pics.

 

Andrew, it is possible to have a copy of this reportIs which speaks about T53-8 but also other equipments?

Thank you in advance.

 

Marko

 

Hi Marko, the complete original doesn't belong to me, so I am not at liberty to post it online.

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This thing is like brand new. Now looking for the pistol belt, small ammo pouch, shovel cover, compass pouch, and suspenders.

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Since the last posting here I have been very fortunate to pick up both a pair of suspenders & pistol belt. I can now connect all my gear for display.

I will post pics upon arrival.

 

Still looking for a compass pouch and shovel cover. Also, still need to find some better small ammo pouches, AND....TWO clips for my butt pack that came w/o any.

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Super interesting stuff guys. The spring clip reminds me of the ones on helmet headbands.

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Yes, the early clips seem to copy the sweatband clips w/o the "teeth".

 

Pistol belt arrives tomorrow. I'll post pics of my suspenders & belt then.

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