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Posted: 6/22/2011 6:29:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 6:34:34 AM EDT by larryparamedic]
Can someone here on arfcom tell me what exactly this case is designed to carry?
It has Alice clips and hooks so I'm thinking Vietnam era or just after.
Running the NSN through Army Property or NSN Locator reveals nothing about it other than what the tag shows.
It's a bizarre item. Would love to know what it's supposed to pack around.






Link Posted: 6/22/2011 8:28:54 AM EDT
Late 70's radio case is my guess.
It seems to be shaped pretty specifically for something like that.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 8:48:38 AM EDT
Army surveyor equipment?
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 9:51:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 9:57:09 AM EDT by Kisara]
That's an odd looking piece.   If it is from the Vietnam era, it is sure in good condition.  The plastic D-ring, velcro and the vinyl shoulder pad look too modern though.   Maybe a commercial item made to look "Retro military"?  I've seen a fashion trend lately of packs and bags with stencilled letters, flight "Pull" tabs, and oher old school type fasteners trying to look military.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 9:51:26 AM EDT
Radio
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:09:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 10:18:32 AM EDT by Kisara]
Here's an example of a modern bag for a Pentax camera, which has very similar hardware.  Maybe yours is for a tripod?


Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:53:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 10:58:38 AM EDT by larryparamedic]
Originally Posted By Kisara:
That's an odd looking piece.   If it is from the Vietnam era, it is sure in good condition.  The plastic D-ring, velcro and the vinyl shoulder pad look too modern though.   Maybe a commercial item made to look "Retro military"?  I've seen a fashion trend lately of packs and bags with stencilled letters, flight "Pull" tabs, and oher old school type fasteners trying to look military.


No it's not a "retro" item. It has an Army Property listing. It is definately military. And definately made for something very specific.

The little snap flap on the bottom actually has a hard plastic insert in it, making the opening inside maybe 2"x3" in size.
So discounting that bottom portion the main compartment is about 8" in length.
I would have to go with a radio pouch as the most likely guess unless someone comes up with a better idea.

It came NOS in the bag with no other info.
I obviously have a "problem" with buying this milsurp stuff if I'm buying stuff I can't even identify!

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:20:40 PM EDT
I doubt it's even close to vietnam era. ALICE clips were used through the late 90s and some stuff occassionally still comes with ALICE clips, although its getting rarer. It looks pretty new, and it looks like a radio pouch, granted I'm up to date on older radio systems so I couldn't tell you what exactly.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 2:42:40 PM EDT
That is for a PRC-139 squad radio.

http://www.american-milspec.com/p-3701-racal-nos-prc-139-carrying-case-with-strap-olive-drab-ss-1600245-1.aspx
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 3:09:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wraith35:
That is for a PRC-139 squad radio.

http://www.american-milspec.com/p-3701-racal-nos-prc-139-carrying-case-with-strap-olive-drab-ss-1600245-1.aspx


Awesome, that's it! Now to figure out what to use it for.

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 3:48:26 PM EDT
I love seeing rare gear.  Don't know why, it's just cool.
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