PROJECT INPUT SOUGHT - Weapons Carrier Pack

Team,

I have some amazing news and opportunity for you all.

A well known, upstanding, popular commercial designer and longtime supporter to Packs and Beyond has commenced a project to provide the best possible fully specialist packs. In this case, a weapons carrier pack.

 

What is going to be done here, is the initial brainstorming and consumer questioning. Hence, a unique opportunity is provided to you, the followers of Packs and Beyond to provide some input into the design of this pack.

What is sought, is end-user input into a weapons carrier pack, such as seen in the Mystery Ranch Overload (Review seen HERE) or the Eberlestock series of rifle carriers.

So, outlined below is some of my initial thoughts to direct discussion.

 

INTRODUCTION:
A medium to long range pack for dismounted operations for heavy and support weapons.

Such organisations as DFSW (Direct Fire Support Weapons) Platoons in ADF service.
Exemplar of concept: Mystery Ranch Overload, Eberlestock rifle carrier.

LOAD:
Load to be carried is outlined.
1. SWS (Sniper Weapon System) – 7.62, and larger (.338, .50cal)
2. Carl Gustav 84mm Recoilless Rifle
3. Javelin (FGM-148)
4. Mortar Tube or baseplate/accessories (60mm or 81mm)
5. .50cal M2 HMG, receiver or barrel
6. Tripods
7. Munitions, sights, ancillaries and CES for all of the above
8. Bulky items (radios, electronics, stores)

Method of carrying the load? Orientation – Vertical, or slanted (or even capable of both)?
Access? How to secure and access the support weapon?

Sustainment load – how much load?
Volume? I’m going to suggest 50L
Access to sustainment load?
External stowage – PALS rows? Fixed pouches?

I look forward to your input.

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Forward!
Where we are, where we belong, where we should be.

  

Location: Back in Bris-Vegas, wondering at the bright lights of the big smoke

Original Post

There have been some discussions around here before on carrying the larger munitions at least. The Carl-G thread has some, and there are a handful of others where the current methods or customization is discussed or showed off. Might be a good starting point so that data is not lost. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Also just remembered something else; failing my search here, but this or something similar has been used to hold M72s onto packs, and is suggested for that system. May be another good starting point to get POCs to ask, and ideas for past use. 

Plenty of need for a good solution for this, as far as I can tell. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

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