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1969 Vietnam War ARVN Ranger Rucksack Airborne USMC NOS

Submitted by on November 24, 2010 – 1:58 pm

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$48.50
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 205681904720280710 1969 Vietnam War ARVN Ranger Rucksack Airborne USMC NOS

This auction is for an extremely nice ARVN Rucksack. This pack is new old stock; there is some blue corrosion on the buckles and some of the blue is on the pack. I'm sure you could wash the blue off, but I will leave that up to the purchaser. I was lucky enough to purchase several of these packs at a local thrift store and some still have the original tag which reads, RUCKSACK, ARVN; 8465-782-3133. Research revealed this stock number is from 1969. These rucks are listed for hundreds of dollars, but I am starting the bid far below retail value and with a extremely low BUY-IT-NOW price! The rucksack up for bid is the one in the above photograph! The following was taken from Vietnamgear.com: ARVN Rucksack Category Individual Equipment Sub-Category Rucksacks and Packboards Date 1969 FSN 8465-782-3133 Natick Labs specifically designed the ARVN rucksack, or Indigenous Ranger Pack, for the South Vietnamese Army as a replacement for the M1945 Combat Field Pack. The US had furnished the ARVN with surplus stocks of the M1945 pack early in the war, but it proved to be too small and too heavy.1 Development began in 1963 when Natick Labs fabricated 250 rattan frame prototypes in Thailand. However, the frame was found to interfere with body movements of the wearer and its projections frequently got caught in the undergrowth. Despite subsequent improvements to the rattan frame, when tested by Airborne and Marine Brigade units against a metal frame version the latter was a decisive winner.2 The production ARVN Rucksack featured a non water-resistant cotton pack with two outside pockets mounted on a steel X frame. A webbing hanger for attaching an intrenching tool cover was located on the top flap and side straps were provided for carrying extra equipment. The pack's comparatively small size meant it could be worn higher on the back than the Lightweight Rucksack. This is a great opportunity to purchase a great piece of Vietnam War militaria! Payment is expected within 5 days from the close of this auction. Thank you and good luck!! Please take a look at my other militaria items currently up for bid and be sure and check back often; I am always listing new militaria dating from WWII to present day! This auction does not include the original tag in the above photograph.

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