US Army Combat Equipments 1910–88

US Army Combat Equipments 1910–88

Men-at-Arms 205
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 205
  • Publication Date: 26 Jan 1989
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Whether referred to as web gear, TE-21, TA50, LBE or LCE, the American soldier's individual combat equipment was seldom praised - except by its developers. Nevertheless, it has always been, and will continue to be an essential part of the fighting man's burden. With the aid of plenty of contemporary photographs, diagrams, and eight full page colour plates by Osprey veteran Ron Volstad, Gordon Rottman's text unearths a wealth of information on the changing nature of US combat equipments from 1910-1988.

Biographical Note

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. He entered the Texas Army National Guard in 1974 and was the full-time Operations Sergeant of 2nd Bn., 143rd Inf., 36th Airborne Brigade until 1980, when he assumed a similar position with Co. G (Ranger), 143rd Inf. Reverting to part-time status in 1986, he is now the Opposing Forces Group Operations Sergeant in the Army Reserve's 75th Manoeuvre Area Command in Houston. He is a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Centre, Ft Polk. Ronald Volstad is one of the world's most respected military illustrators and has contributed to Osprey titles including the superb 'US Army Airborne 1940-90. He currently lives and works in Alberta, Canada.

Contents

Introduction The M1910 Infantry Equipment The M1912
14 Cavalry Equipment The M1917
18 Equipment Early World War II Improved 1910 Equipment Late World War II M1910 Equipment The M1956 Load Carrying Equipment The M1967 Modernized Load Carrying Equipment The All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment The Integrated Individual Fighting System The Plates

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