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Pre-War A-Frame Combat Assault Pack Set


Hard to find original pre-war WH (Heer) A-Frame Combat Assault Pack or 'Gefechtsgepäck' (Sturmgepäck), complete with original bag (Beutel zum Gefechtsgepäck). The combat assault A-frame packs were introduced in 1939 and designed for wear with the Y-straps and were utilized by assault troops to lighten their load and still carry necessary items into battle. The assault packs were issued with a separate, small, removable bag (Beutel) that would be strapped to the frame and was designed to carry the K98 rifle cleaning kit, necessary underclothing and toiletries, rations and eating utensils. The assault pack was also designed to have the mess kit and Zeltbahn 31 or a Blanket strapped to the frame giving personnel the capability to carry all the basic necessities into battle. Early khaki/tan canvas web strap construction with original leather straps, all stitching is original and untouched, it has been rivetted with one aluminum rivett and one steel rivett. The straps are in very good supple condition and complete with aluminum buckles. The A-frame is not visible maker marked or dated, all metal hooks and buckles are made of aluminum dating this A-frame pre-war. The A-frame and bag are in used condition showing some staining. Extremely rare and hard to find original pre-war A-Frame set in used condition, perfect for an early 1939/1940 combat display!

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