Vietnam Cotton ARVN Rucksack Unissued Condition
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Vietnam Cotton ARVN Rucksack Unissued Condition; designed by the U.S. Combat Development Test Center for issue to the ARVN Ranger Units; two large external pockets and a larger main pocket with a drawstring and flap closure; eyelets on the flap allowed attachment of entrenching tool, extra canteens, machetes, etc.; this cotton duck pack was based on the North Vietnamese Army pack; popular with many U.S. soldiers who appreciated its light weight and capacity; U.S.M.C. use was widespread because of the restricted capacity of the M1941 Haversack; mounted on a RATTAN X Frame made of spring steel; this pack set higher on the back allowing use of a fully loaded belt; mfg commenced Aug, 1964 and used through the fall of Saigon; vertigris on the brass metal fixtures and snaps