By C. A. Monroe
From the start of the 20 th century, usa army person load-carrying equipments have been fabricated almost always of cotton duck and cotton webbing. in the course of the First and moment international Wars, in addition to the Korean battle, 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 constructed to fulfill the wishes of the infantryman at the perceived battlefields of the chilly battle. on the onset of the Vietnam struggle it was once transparent that this new cotton-based webbing process was once now not applicable 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 used to be came across to be harder, lighter and dried faster than the standardized cotton apparatus. because the Vietnam warfare flooring down nylon net apparatus was once proving to be the reply to different load-carrying difficulties that had arisen in the course of the process the battle. In 1973 an all-nylon load-carrying gear approach used to be standardized exchanging all cotton-based load-carrying equipments in carrier on the time. because 1973 all load-carrying equipments were fabricated using nylon and, in impression, closed the heritage publication on cotton-based equipments. during this booklet, C A Monroe and Craig Pickrall describe and illustrate the non-public gear of the U.S. military soldier during the interval, and exhibit the way it has constructed to satisfy altering operational wishes.
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American Web Equipment 1967-1991 by C. A. Monroe