Yes We're Open!! M65 Field Jackets. The M Field Jacket is the perfect choice for protection, warmth and functionality in various inclement weather conditions.
Steeped in military history, this classic jacket was first introduced in and worn by our U. The improved design features of the M65 field jacket made it the replacement for the M jacket which had replaced the M jacket. Each jacket is made from high-quality materials by leading manufacturers in the industry. The classic design of our M field jacket is now updated with many color options and boasts a removable liner option, packable hood, water repellent fabric and 4 pockets.
Posted 05 February - PM. Im pretty sure this is an M45 combat pack. What do you guys think? Thanks for youre help guys. I suspect it's a one given the extra lines of information where the machine had someone had the wrong decade number in it The fast and best way to tell if it's a M or M pack is on the M44's the suspender straps aren't part of the pack's top flap opening construction and on the M45's the suspender straps are part of the pack top flap construction this is the M pack.
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Many of the M have been converted to the M pack system after the war for Korea. I was at a out door flea market last year and a person had at least a one hundred M back in a pile, I look threw them all and never found a M Posted 06 February - AM. Note the buckles on the lower edge of the Pack.
This is how the cargo pack was attached. Posted 09 February - AM. Posted 09 February - PM. Community Forum Software by IP.
Posted 05 February - PM Date on the photo look like its 43 tho?! Posted 05 February - PM The fast and best way to tell if it's a M or M pack is on the M44's the suspender straps aren't part of the pack's top flap opening construction and on the M45's the suspender straps are part of the pack top flap construction this is the M pack.
Collectibles Militaria WW II Korea 9. Surplus 5. Vietnam 3. Other Militaria 1. Current Militaria Now 1. Format see all Format. All Listings filter applied. Buy It Now. Condition see all Condition. New Used Not Specified 4. Please provide a valid price range. Item Location see all Item Location. Default filter applied. Canada Only. North America. Show only see all Show only. Free Returns. Free shipping. Completed listings. Sold listings. More refinementsAs World War II went on, an improved version of the field pack was developed and issued.
The field pack was used with matching M suspenders to form a Combat Pack. A separate Pack, Field, Cargo, M, could be added to the Field Pack with quick release straps for additional storage. The next year, the very similar M components were standardized as improvements over the M M Pack, Field, Combat top and Cargo bottom.
Photo: Courtesy of Bob Law. The intention was for the M combat field pack upper unit to carry lighter necessities like underwear, mess kit, and toilet articles with a poncho or bed roll strapped on. It could be joined to the M cargo pack lower unit to carry extra clothing, more rations or other items.
Tabs with eyelets were on the pack to hold an M intrenching tool plus a strap to hold down the shovel handleor other tools or bayonet. The separate Cargo Pack, with a web carrying handle, had many uses including as furlough bag. The Suspenders, Pack, Field, Cargo-and-Combat, M could be used for carrying pack, or used alone to help with the weight of a pistol or cartridge belt.
But the combat and cargo packs of the two are not interchangeable. The quick release buckles of the M packs will not work with the double-bar buckles used with the M version. M Combat Suspenders were issued to match the packs. These packs were only used by a few units in the last days of World War II perhaps after February but continued to be made and remained in service through the Korean War.
The Field Pack had a waterproof liner, interior divisions, and numerous straps to close the main flap, to use as shoulder straps or attach to the suspenders, and to hold the intrenching tool handle. Two canvas flaps with eyelets were provided: M intrenching tool on top center, and a side flap for bayonet or canteen. Bottom straps attached to the Cargo Pack to join the two. You can see the pack on the soldier in the photo to the right, taken in Korea in The intrenching tool M is attached to the pack; no cargo pack is in use.
He is wearing a pistol belt, not a cartridge belt, and his canteen flap is open. The Cargo Pack had a waterproof closure inside, two straps to close the main flap and short buckle straps on top to mate to the straps on the bottom of the Field Pack. The Cargo Pack also had a web handle on top making it a handy furlough bag or even a tool bag.
Both parts of the packs were made in OD 7 canvas and webbing with "US" stamped on the outside of the flap and the manufacturer and date on the inside of the flap. A large instruction sheet was printed on a white label inside the bag with drawings and detailed descriptions of how to pack and use the components.
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For good results, try entering this: pack field cargo M OR MMisriah Armory   . M45D: M45D: 3. M 8 gauge magnum  . Operation :. Rate of fire :. The M45 is used during most close-combat scenarios particularly in urban areas with heavy enemy occupationas well as in boarding actions. The M45 shotgun features a dual tubular, non-detachable magazine and is chambered for 8 gauge ammunition.
It is a special-purpose weapon used in any situation where the range of engagement is limited and when over-penetration is not desirable, but maximum stopping power is required. Some variants of the M45 shotgun feature a smart-linked controllable choke. The differences between the M45 and the M45D are mostly cosmetic, as the M45D retains the standard six-round internal magazine and firing mechanism.
The M45D is unexpectedly comfortable to fire and simple to control, despite the shotgun's powerful 8 gauge cartridge and light weight. This is due to the M45D's magnetorheological recoil dampening systemwhich is considered very under-appreciated. The M45D shotgun does not feature a smart-linked controllable choke, unlike some M45 variants. The M45E boasts greater stopping power than the standard M45 and has a twelve-round internal magazine rather than the standard model's six-round magazine.
It features blue iron sights instead of the red sights common to the original model, though it is otherwise superficially identical. Unlike past iterations of the M45, the smart-scope capable model is a dual-mode shotgun, capable of semi-automatic or pump-action operation. The standard model of the M90 Close Assault Weapon System is functionally identical to the M45E,  possessing a twelve-shell internal magazine, as well as matching the original in range, shot spread, and stopping power.
The pellets have a tighter grouping and the range is superior as well, which also makes it harder to hit multiple enemies at close range. Although this change is hardly noticeable, impact force can be noticed as damage is higher. The shotgun is very powerful in small confined maps. It should be used as a "corridor sweeper" because of its extreme damage at close range. The Halo: Reach version also has more recoil than its Halo 3 counterpart. The M45D Shotgun, according to Industries employee Chris King, has "a lot longer range now, less damage falloff, and is quite a bit more powerful than say the Reach version overall.
It is notable for penetrating enemy shields, particularly Elitesand it takes only two shots to kill a Promethean Knight.
The M45 operates similarly to its Halo 4 counterpart, with a few additions; like all weapons in Halo 5: Guardiansit can be smart scoped to increase its accuracy in this case, tightening its pellet spread with a trade off of increased recoilits base range is increased, its magazine has been reduced to 5 rounds instead of 6, and its tactical flashlight previously just an aesthetic part of the weapon's design is continuously on.
The M45 is the preferred weapon of Kelly The M45D Shotgun has an extremely short range though significant spread; however, it inflicts massive damage at point-blank range, enough to kill an Elite Major in one shot. The weapon's ammo is capped at Due to its extremely short range, it is not recommended to fight Brute Chieftains with this weapon. Smart scope with the M45D by Fred Fred with the Blaze of Glory on Argent Moon. Sign up Login.
Main page. Games Original trilogy Halo: Combat Evolved. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.I spent yesterday afternoon doing a GoRuck Light event — because it seemed like an interesting challenge.
I do 5k runs regularly, and mud runs have been a lot of fun. This seemed like the next level up, and I was curious. The basic gist of GoRuck is a team-based march with weighted packs and exercises sprinkled in throughout. When I decided to take part, I figured it would be an opportunity to try out some vintage gear a in real-life situation — I have a pattern US field pack that seemed like it would be the right size and ought to be durable enough. It was introduced too late to see much widespread use in WWII, but it was the standard pack for US troops in Korea, and was still in use in the early years of Vietnam.
Now, backpack construction and standards have improve quite a lot in the 69 years since this thing was adopted. Today we have lightweight water-resistant materials, carefully designed suspension systems, padded supports, and so on.
Inthe technology was all-canvas construction, no padding, and a waist belt whose sole job was to hang more weight on — not to help support the pack. The GoRuck web site is pretty skimpy on details of what you will actually DO in their events, so I was a bit hazy on what to expect.
I did know what had to go in the pack, though: water and bricks. Since I weigh more than lb, I was to carry 4 bricks, weighing pounds each, and wrapped in duct tape to protect the pack interior. Considering that I was doing this to get a firsthand idea of just how much WWII and Korean War web gear sucked to use or built character, if you preferit is worth noting that I was not carrying the additional cargo pack that hooks to the bottom of the field pack, canteens, ammo, a steel helmet, bedroll, entrenching tool, rifle, or other kit.
My load was definitely the light version of an actual combat loadout it weighed in at exactly 30lb. The fun began with an introduction to different types of movement. First up — buddy carry. With packs, everyone carried a teammate about 75 yards.
US Military Pack, Field, Cargo Bag M-45 Number: 74-P-12-252 Unissued Condition
Then low crawl, run back, bear crawl, run back, crabwalk, run back. Then two 75m roughly lengths of walking lunges. I should also mention that there was a 15lb team weight that had to be carried at all times it got passed around the team throughout the 6 or 7 hours we were doing this.
There was also a nice big American flag and pole to be carried by the team at all times. After the movement warmup, we went into a sequence of exercises.
Oh, and we were introduced to the rule that for the rest of the day, none of our gear was allowed to touch the ground at any time. Letting it do so would result in penalty exercises. And lastly, the Tunnel of Love. Everyone gets in a circle with hands and feet on the ground and hips raised up way up in the air.
Then in sequence, each person has to low crawl through the circle twice. All of this, of course, with packs, lag, team weight, and without letting any gear hit the ground.
And, of course, these were military count exercises — up, down, up, ONE; up, down, up, TWO — so we were actually doing double the number that was counted out. That pretty much concluded the introduction, and we went from there into actual travel. Oh, and we were also informed that this was non-permissive territory, and so any time we came within 50m of a police, fire, or EMS vehicle or officer, we would have to stop and exercise 15 reps for a person, 25 for a vehicle, 50 for a building like a hospital or police station, again military count and thus actually doubled.
That happened 6 or 8 times. Also, we were not allowed to use bridges. Road goes over a wash or river or arroyo? We go down and across. We failed to make the destination in the allotted time, so we had to climb up to the top of the peak without using the pack straps.
Had to carry pack cradled in the arms, balanced on the head or shoulder…but no straps for support.
After the final push to the top, we got a few minutes to rest but still, no gear allowed to touch the ground before reversing course in the now-setting sun and taking a different path back to our starting point.The M field jacket also abbreviated as M is a straight front, cold weather, field coat made of water-repellent fabrics. The jacket was introduced into U. The M also has velcro fasteners on the sleeve cuffs and collar.
The M field jacket was widely used by United States forces during the Vietnam War in which the jacket became useful for troops serving in the central highlands of South Vietnam, especially in cool weather conditions following monsoonal rains. Originally introduced in OGit is now produced in a large variety of colors and patterns, including military camouflage. The rearmost neck portion and collar of the jacket features a zipper which houses a protective hood.
The M field jacket can be combined with a button-in insulated lining for cold-weather wear, original ones were produced by the government contractor Gibraltar Co. Note that only genuine Milspec M65 field coats can button on the winter hoods made for the M51 parka. Inthe U. An additional version of the jacket, printed in the same camouflage design as the Desert Camouflage Uniform was issued in the s. The U. Army ceased issuing the jacket in The jacket is a lined hip length design, having a bi-swing back; [Note 1] a fly front closure secured by a zip and snap fasteners.
It has two piece set-in sleeves with adjustable cuffs and hand shield extension and a convertible stand-up collar. The collar has an adjustable tab closure, secured with loop fastener tape and a horizontal zip fastener closure on the under-collar, which acts as the exit for the built-in hood.
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The built-in hood has a single draw-cord adjustment, and, when not in use, is concealed between the jacket outer shell and fabric liner. The jacket has two bellows type breast pockets and two lower inside hanging pockets all with flap closures secured by snap fasteners. The specification revision K requires pieces of loop fastener tape in the following positions for insignia: at top of each sleeve for placement of patches; on the right and left sides of the chest directly above the breast pockets for name-tape and U.
Army tape and a piece of loop fastener tape for the rank centred between the second and third snap fastener on front flap. There are also pieces of fastener tape on the collar tab, under-collar, sleeve tabs and outside of underarm.
On the inside of the jacket there are buttons for attaching the insulating liner in cold weather. The liner is specified by MIL-L It has open underarms, buttonholes at the neck and front edges, and buttonhole tabs at the sleeve bottoms for attaching the liner to the jacket.
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The liner is quilted and made of polyester batting covered with 3 plies of ripstop nylon cloth. It was redesigned i. It featured prominently on the television series, Gilmore Girls and Freaks and Geeks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.
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