By C. A. Monroe
From the start of the 20th century, usa army person load-carrying equipments have been fabricated normally of cotton duck and cotton webbing. through the First and moment international Wars, in addition to the Korean struggle, 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 built to fulfill the wishes of the infantryman at the perceived battlefields of the chilly warfare. on the onset of the Vietnam battle it used to be transparent that this new cotton-based webbing process used to be no longer appropriate 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 kind of nylon. Nylon apparatus used to be came across to be tougher, lighter and dried faster than the standardized cotton gear. because the Vietnam battle flooring down nylon internet gear used to be proving to be the reply to different load-carrying difficulties that had arisen through the process the warfare. In 1973 an all-nylon load-carrying gear approach was once standardized exchanging all cotton-based load-carrying equipments in carrier on the time. due to the fact 1973 all load-carrying equipments were fabricated using nylon and, in impact, closed the heritage booklet on cotton-based equipments. during this ebook, C A Monroe and Craig Pickrall describe and illustrate the private gear of the USA military soldier during the interval, and convey the way it has constructed to fulfill altering operational wishes.
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