The MOLLE medical bag was designed to carry a mix of medical supplies and equipment that could be customized for specific missions.
The medical bag includes two removable flap assemblies (medical bag panel), an inner pocket (IV bandoleer) and shoulder straps, as separate components.
The medical bag has a black plastic chain slide fastener used as main compartment closure. The inside of the cover flap is lined with clear polyethylene conforming to L-P-378 (3), forming a map case that is closed with 5/8-inch-wide hook and pile fastener tape conforming to MIL-F-21840 (4). Separate pockets of nylon raschel knit cloth conforming to MIL-C-8061 (6) are sewn into each of the four insides of the main compartment using 1-inch binding tape (5).
Each of the two flap assemblies contains two mesh pockets of similar construction as those in the bag. The flap assemblies are removed from the bag by disconnecting 1-inch side release buckles (12) on 1-inch webbing loops (9), located at the edge of each assembly, and inside the bag. The webbing (9) on the flap assembly is extended to form a handle between the loops. The flap assembly edges are lined with 1-inch binding tape (5).
The shoulder straps consist of foam pads conforming to MIL-R-6130 (13) covered with textured nylon duck material (1). 1-inch webbing (9) is used for the front suspension straps, lateral attachment straps, quick release straps, and hardware retention loops. There are 2 quick release buckles conforming to DEI P/N 1584 (14). A sternum strap of 1-inch webbing (9) features keepers of the same material, 1-inch side release buckles (12), and two double bar buckles (11). A waist belt of 1-inch webbing (9) closes with a 1-inch side release buckle (12).
The removable inner pocket is constructed by sewing a 27-inch x 10-inch piece of nylon duck (1) onto a 12-inch x 13-inch piece of similar material, forming three pleats into separate pockets. A 2-inch length of 1 inch-wide hook fastener tape (4) is sewn onto the upper part of each pleat. A 3 1/2-inch length of 1-inch pile fastener tape (4) is sewn onto a length of 1 inch-wide webbing (9) which, in turn, is bartacked to the pocket panel to serve as closure for each of the pleat pockets. A sling made of 1-inch webbing (9) is sewn to one side and threaded through a 1-inch brass loop (10) on the other side that is secured by a 1-inch webbing (9) loop. The strap has a double bar buckle (11) for adjustment. Three snap fastener eyelets (15) are attached to the upper, and three more to the lower edge of the removable pocket.
- medical bag: 8465-01-467-4984
- medical bag panel: 8465-01-518-2083
- IV bandoleer: 8465-01-518-2076
- Desert, MOLLE II
- medical bag: 8465-01-496-1080
- medical bag panel: 8465-01-518-2084
- IV bandoleer: 8465-01-518-2077
- UCP, MOLLE II
- medical bag: 8465-01-524-7635
- medical bag panel: 8465-01-524-7683
- IV bandoleer: 8465-01-524-7640
- OEF-CP, MOLLE II
- medical bag: 8465-01-580-2779
- medical bag panel: 8465-01-580-2792
- IV bandoleer: 8465-01-580-2783
- TM 10-8400-203-23. 1990. Change 11. pg. 27-26, 27-27, 27-28.