I have already hit a few militaria forums to ask for high res photos of any pack in the series of 1940s rucksacks designed by the Army.  

I am pretty much getting ghosted by anyone who said they had one, and other blogs where I have found pics are radio silent, so I figured I’d ask here to see if any of you yahoos might have one you could snap pics of.

 Thanks  in advance.

https://www.gear-illustration DOT com/2018/08/27/mountain-rucksack-1941-pattern/

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I don't own one but I've handled them before at events and local antique stores.  In fact, one of my regular antique stores had one sitting in a cubby at least as of a year ago.  I found the pics below from a couple of sites.  I sold most of my WW2 reference material when I got out of reenacting a few years ago.  Hope these help.

http://www.mountaintroops.us/history_rucksack.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBGQdvtai0

https://www.gear-illustration....cksack-1941-pattern/

https://stewartsmilitaryantiqu...42.25736.archive.htm

 

Yeah, I’ve reached out to those sites to get permission for use, and i’m getting crickets.  This is for a published article that’s pending and I can’t just bootleg them.

Thanks though.

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Maybe do an advanced image search on Google?  At my office, they recently got permission from the lawyers to use images for vehicle ID cards that are found via the Google advanced search, with the usage rights category (last on the page) set to "free to use, share and modify".  Depending on where this is published, you could use the last option in the usage rights category, which adds "even commercially".

Now this will only get you images, but then you can research where it is published for specific nomenclature, etc.

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The first link provided has open source pictures as they were military. They also include academic references for the pictures as well. 

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Try World War Supply. They make repro stuff and it appears in gun mags all the time as reference material (period correct helmets, musette bags, holsters, etc). Odds are they not only have originals but good pics. 

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R711 posted:

The first link provided has open source pictures as they were military. They also include academic references for the pictures as well. 

I need a higher resolution.  I am going to hit up Bill’s contact.  And also put a call through to a re-enactor supply outfit that already had pretty good pics.  

Does any retail outfit answer their “Contact Us” email inbox anymore these days?  Geez, it seems like no one does.

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I have a US Mountain Ruck, but it's the more common pattern, not the pattern you posted. I can't say I'm familiar with that version, it looks like it was an early type, perhaps a prototype of the later Mountain ruck. Do you need your early version specifically, or photos of the more widespread Mountain ruck?

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Yup, the one you have sounds like it came after the first or second round of mods made by the Army.

If it’s not too much of a bother to pull it out of storage, I’d be happy to get some snaps of the front and the back of the pack

PM sent.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

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A massive shot out to Sigo and Battlemonkey for their assistance in my recent article.

They did not post your well-staged photo with the web gear and 1911, but the sterile ruck photo made it into the article.

The editor jazzed it up a bit and I did NOT pick the title, but I think it came out well.

https://gearpatrol DOT com/2019/08/08/history-of-military-packs/

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Congratulations on the article. 

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I read the article and didn’t even make the connection. Great article, will there be more?

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Than you.  I hope so.  I have an article about a Marathon Watch Co. watch (the Yamam), commissioned for an Israeli counter-terrorism unit, and the Eagle A-III pack (30 years old this November) in draft and waiting on editor go-ahead.

I also have a series at the Properly Wound Blog titled “The Time Hack”.  Those articles focus on the context of military time, mil-spec watches, and how time-keeping factors into military operations.

https://properlywound.com/2019...in-amphibious-raids/

The writing gives me something to do during TDYs.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

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jcustisredux posted:

 and the Eagle A-III pack (30 years old this November) in draft and waiting on editor go-ahead.

If nothing else, maybe self-publish this just for the sake of having all of the info in one place.

I would love to see an article about this.

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That is a good point of the self-publishing angle.  It is definitely an interesting story.

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