United States Army in the World War II.
Quartermaster Corps Historical Studies.
The MQ-1 (Model Quartermaster 1) OD pile field cap is a modified version of the M-1943 pile field cap. The cap was adopted as the M-1951 pile field cap.
The OD pile field cap was introduced in 1943 for field wear as part of the winter ensemble and made of olive drab shade 7 cotton poplin and lined with natural alpaca or wool alpaca pile.
The OD cotton field cap with visor was introduced in 1943 for field wear as part of the winter ensemble and made of olive drab shade 7 cotton poplin with an earlap lined in flannel.
The New York Quartermaster Procurement Agency was initially intended to serve two purposes. It was to succeed the Philadelphia Depot as the main center for the procurement of Army clothing and textiles, and it was to serve also as a testing ground for collaborative procurement of these items by both Army and Navy.
To provide a desert uniform with enhanced camouflage, the Army, in October 1990, adopted a new three-color desert camouflage pattern BDU to replace the six-color pattern.
The pattern was originally designed in 1948 at the Engineer Research and Development Center. Subsequently, it was translated to fabric under guidance by the QM Research and Development Command and type classified in 1966 as the US Army 1948 camouflage pattern, also directed toward minimizing sniper scope detection.
A 60-percent expansion of the 1948 4-color pattern was adopted for the Woodland pattern in order to extend the range of camouflage effectiveness as far toward 350 meters as possible.
Military specification MIL-C-342 covers the requirements for rip stop poplin, wind resistant cotton cloth.
Military specification MIL-H-43371 covers a two-color reversible, cotton, wide-brimmed, adjustable size, sun hat.
Military specification MIL-C-44436 covers wind resistant poplin nylon/cotton cloth, dyed and overprinted with the specified camouflage pattern.
Military specification MIL-C-43468 covers wind resistant cotton poplin cloth, dyed and overprinted with the specified camouflage pattern.
Military specification MIL-C-44034 covers blended cotton and nylon twill cloth which is dyed and overprinted with the prescribed camouflage print.
Military specification MIL-H-44105 initially covered a hat made of cotton/nylon twill material dyed in a 6-color camouflage desert pattern and then hot weather sun hats.
Military specification MIL-H-43577 covers hats made of cotton material.
The hot weather sun hat is a lightweight, soft crowned model with a quilt-stitched brim and chin strap. The hat is lined with self material.
This purchase description covers the Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment utilized by the United States Marine Corps.
The USMC pack system is specifically intended to provide the Marine with a load carriage system that fully integrates with currently fielded body armor systems.
The Improved Entrenching Tool is a lightweight, hand held implement intended for use as a shovel or as a pick to move dirt, sand, gravel, or grass, sever roots, clear brush and pound tent stakes. The Improved E-Tool is capable of operating in all terrestrial extremes (jungle, arctic and temperate environment) in all weather conditions.