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By C. A. Monroe

From the start of the 20 th century, usa army person load-carrying equipments have been fabricated quite often of cotton duck and cotton webbing. through the First and moment global Wars, in addition to the Korean conflict, cotton-based load-carrying equipments served the infantryman with little switch of their layout and building. In 1954 a brand new load-carrying method used to be built to fulfill the desires of the infantryman at the perceived battlefields of the chilly struggle. on the onset of the Vietnam conflict it used to be transparent that this new cotton-based webbing process used to be now not appropriate to be used within the humid surroundings of the jungles of Southeast Asia. the reply to the issues plaguing cotton load-carrying equipments got here within the type of nylon. Nylon gear was once stumbled on to be tougher, lighter and dried swifter than the standardized cotton gear. because the Vietnam struggle flooring down nylon net gear was once proving to be the reply to different load-carrying difficulties that had arisen through the process the warfare. In 1973 an all-nylon load-carrying apparatus process used to be standardized changing all cotton-based load-carrying equipments in carrier on the time. seeing that 1973 all load-carrying equipments were fabricated using nylon and, in impression, closed the background booklet on cotton-based equipments. during this ebook, C A Monroe and Craig Pickrall describe and illustrate the private apparatus of the USA military soldier in the course of the interval, and exhibit the way it has constructed to fulfill altering operational wishes.

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