Wehrmacht (Heer) Tropical Combat Rucksack (Rucksack). During the war the early M34 and M39 Affe backpacks were found to be too expensive and time consuming to produce which resulted in the production of a wide variety of less expensive canvas construction combat rucksacks and backpacks. With the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, tropical uniforms and equipment were quickly developed and issued in time for 'Deutsches Afrika Korps', this included canvas web construction rucksacks. The rucksack is executed in green, ‘heavy-duty’ cotton and has a rounded fold over top flap. Some parts look made from recycled British webbing. The rucksack is complete with period sewn on carrying straps. The rucksack is showing some damages and/or repairs, see photos. The rucksack is not visible maker marked or dated. Nice original tropical rucksack in good used condition for a fair price!