Hoping some on here might be able to help me develop a better understanding of NZ web gear development post-Vietnam to the 1990s...
As I understand it so far the development goes something like this;
1970s US, Australian and New Zealand made M-1956 components.
1980s As 1970s plus New Zealand made modified canvas M-1956 pouches plus some ALICE components (US Made?).
1990s As 1970s and 1980s plus some SE Asian made ALICE components and nylon New Zealand made modified M-1956 pouches.
As I understand it the original M-1956 components remained in the system right the way through until the '90s, being augmented as laid out above.
Would be interested for further info as to dates, and any corrections where I've got things wrong or misunderstood.