Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Typhoon British Special Forces Black Dry Sack Rucksack


SAS SBS Typhoon Black Dry Bag 225 litres UKSF 

Style : 276100-0020-BLCK
NSN : 8465-99-213-5922 


 

 
  

In 1976 Typhoon developed the first lightweight drysuit. In 1992 Typhoon designed a revolutionary new suit using Clotex a soft polyester trilaminate fabric alongside other breathable materials, which is now standard for most surface drysuits, making Typhoon suits the most comfortable yet toughest drysuits available.

Today Typhoon is the world’s largest manufacturer of drysuits and a key player in the diving and watersports markets with products specifically designed for all its key leisure markets: diving, sailing, surfing, kayaking, water skiing/boarding and other watersports. Where Typhoon does not have the capability to manufacture the products then leading brands are sourced and distributed into the UK and Europe such as Body Glove and Sherwood.

  • Made in UK by Typhoon
  • Massive 225 litre capacity
  • Rucksack straps quick release
  • Neoprene soft liner inside bag
  • Fitted Purge valve
























 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Russian Red Army PLASHCH-PALATKA


Плащ-палатка солдатская
Plashch palatka or Rain Cape/Shelter





 






An important piece of kit, which offered rudimentary protection from the elements to the Red Army soldier.

Cloth the size of 180 cm x 180 cm Weight 1400 gr

It was a square in shape, measuring about 180x180 cms and made from a canvas water proof duck material with draw strings incorporated into one corner. The strings could be used to tie the cape across the shoulders and also to form a hood. Small toggles and holes along the front edges were used to fasten the cape up and an arm vent was incorporated into the right front. Each corner also had a leather grommet.
When issued the cape came with a 4 metre length of rope, two short wooden tent poles, one wooden and one metal stake, and when combined with other capes it could be made into a 2, 4 or 6 man tent shelter. Due to wear and loss the tents were more than often erected using sticks and branches cut locally.

Post war capes can be identified by the use of brass grommets, metal dished buttons instead of wooden toggles and two small straps sewn onto one corner, used to attach cape to the modern back pack. With a little effort post war capes can be converted to look like a wartime one. When not being worn the capes were carried rolled "horse shoe" fashion over the left shoulder.




Saturday, July 23, 2016

Platypus Auscam Sig Radio Pack

Auscam Sig Pack
NSN : 8465-66-144-3560 

 

 

Manufacture of QTY 440 
Field Pack used with Military communication equipment 









London Bridge Trading LBT AOR1 Inverted Frag Pouch








AOR1 LBT inverted frag pouch. This pouch is made of 330D AOR1 fabric and printed AOR1 webbing. These pouches are rare outside of the units they are issued in and are not commericially available. The flap secures via velcro and snap button. The pouch was designed to hang inverted from the operators belt .