Friday, September 19, 2014

Blackhawk Leg SMG Drop Mag Pouch

Model: leg sub-machine gun mag pouch
Date: mid/late 90s
Details: This was made by BlackHawk when they still made all of their gear in the USA. Comparable in quality to LBT or Eagle. Holds three sub-gun mags (MP5, etc)

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Blackhawk Swimmers Canteen Cover Pouch

The BlackHawk model does not have the insulated fur liner, which absorbs water and adds pounds of weight to your gear. The canteen is held in place by a double flap with two Durasnaps. The bottom is made of heavy-duty coated mesh for quick water drainage during river and stream crossings. It attaches to your belt with our BTS belt loops or A.L.I.C.E. clips. Made of coated 1000 denier NyTaneon nylon for water and abrasion resistance. Wt: 4 oz.

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Special Forces' Wear of Non-Standard Uniforms

W. Hays Parks

In February 2002, newspapers in the United States and United Kingdom published complaints by some nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”) about US and other Coalition special operations forces operating in Afghanistan in “civilian clothing.”

The reports sparked debate within the NGO community and among military judge advocates about the legality of such actions.At the US Special Operations Command (“USSOCOM”) annual Legal Conference,
May 13–17, 2002, the judge advocate debate became intense. While some attendees raised questions of “illegality” and the right or obligation of special operations forces to refuse an “illegal order” to wear “civilian clothing,” others urged caution.The discussion was unclassified, and many in the room were not privy to information regarding Operation ENDURING FREEDOM Special Forces, its special mission units,or the missions assigned them. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Special Forces MUFTI

 Delta Force during the hunt for Laden in the mountains of Tora Bora.

Most Professional Soldiers would tell you that the best camouflage in the world is to dress in native garb (Mufti) and behave like the locals, and very often you'll find “Special Forces” guys (armed with their excellent language skills and cultural sensitivities) doing just that, even when they are visiting friendly host nations.When“going native”proves impossible SF Guys might then buy European or Other foreign-made clothes so they can pose as anything but American.Given the risk for military personnel of overseas exposure these days, this makes a lot of sense. As always, flexibility is the key to their actions.

Thanks to : Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces
 Tom Clancy,John Gresham

SAS during the First Gulf War in 1991

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

North American Rescue NAR Eagle IFAK Pouch


NAR’s smallest IFAK, complete with essential life-saving equipment for point-of-wounding and self-aid/buddy-aid care to address penetrating, blast or other traumatic injuries.

The Eagle IFAK is a compact, versatile individual first aid kit that offers both MOLLE/PALS – style connectors to attach to the assault vest/body armor and an upper or lower mounted 2.25” belt loop attachment to secure the kit in the high or low position on your duty/pistol belt, all in one carrying platform. Sized as the smallest IFAK in our product line, this innovative kit contains all of the essential equipment for point-of-wounding and self-aid/buddy-aid care to address penetrating, blast or other traumatic injuries. Featuring a Quick Pull Tab, the carrying bag easily opens to reveal the removable kit with just one hand. The kit has a unique, detachable shock-cord inner panel that can be adjusted to carry different components and provides easy access to your IFAK contents by simply pulling the color-coded tab to remove the panel from the carrying bag. The compact size reduces the space requirement needed for an IFAK on your vest or belt.

Skedco Helicopter Medic Bag SK-1150

SK-1150 Helicopter Medic Bag
Skedco inc Helicopter Medevac medic bag 
NSN: 6545-01-538-8494
April 03, 2006

The SK-1150 Helicopter Medic Bag, part of the (SK-11500, full set) is designed to accommodate all equipment formerly in the metal chests with room other upgraded equipment. They provide maximum flexibility and organization for seamless integration of necessary medical equipment and supplies while augmenting the operator with the necessary tools and supplies to manage the casualties in-flight. Casualty and Operator Safety are paramount, along with Fit Form and Function.

Dimensions of Medic Bag:
  • Closed; 20"x20"x12"
  • Open and hanging; 20” X 40” x6”

  • Crash worth
  • USAARL Tested and approved
  • Replaces obsolete metal medical chests for safer operations
  • Mounts Securely In Military Aircraft to Troop Seat Mounts (Fore and AFT)
  • Exceeds Mil-Spec Sewing Standards
  • Bomb-Proof construction
  • Cost effective

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paraclete CANSOF Team Medical Drop Down Medical Pouch

Drop Down Medical
Paraclete CANSOF Team Medical IFAK Pouch,
Part number CAN020

This is the big brother to the extremely popular Paraclete CANSOF IFAKs. Widely acclaimed as one of the best medical pouches available, the Paraclete CANSOF IFAK was developed by Paraclete with direct input from Canadian special forces operators and issued to CSOR and JTF-2. This is the standard CANSOF IFAK's big brother, designed for a team medic to carry much more in the way of medical equipment, field dressings, bandages, CATs, shears etc.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blue Force Gear Medium Vertical Utility Pouch

NSN: 8465-01-612-3195
October 09, 2012

The Medium Vertical Utility Pouch is a lightweight zippered general purpose pouch built with the Helium Whisper attachment system.  The Medium Vertical Utility Pouch holds taller items such as magazines, smoke grenades, small radios, stripped down rations, or other similar sized items. Two elastic bands on the back panel keep items secure and two paracord loops on the inside corners allow critical gear to be dummy corded to the pouch. 

  • Two M18 smoke grenades
  • Stripped down MREs
  • Two 16oz water bottles
  • Other similar items
  • 1 quart canteen / nalgene bottle

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