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    Post by gus Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:52 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Yes, basically the same concept! The Belgians made a nicer copy than this one though.

    thanks for posting..cool items..!!!!!
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:58 pm

    I have some more Italian packs to show...
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    Post by gus Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:51 pm

    Wolverine wrote:I have some more Italian packs to show...

    please do!
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    Post by Wolverine Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:59 am

    I will start with some early ones from the Second World War.

    I have seen this one referred to as the 'borsa tattica'; sadly, my example is missing the shoulder straps/suspenders.
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    Post by Wolverine Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:00 am

    And then the larger knapsack from the Second World War period. I don't believe that these were specific to Alpini:
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    Post by gus Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:24 pm

    Wolverine wrote:And then the larger knapsack from the Second World War period. I don't believe that these were specific to Alpini:
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    they were not exclusive to alpini...that was for everyone
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    Post by gus Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:26 pm

    Wolverine wrote:I will start with some early ones from the Second World War.

    I have seen this one referred to as the 'borsa tattica'; sadly, my example is missing the shoulder straps/suspenders.
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    iv had one such..it has a convertible single strap that doubles as backpack
    shoulder suspenders when needed
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:19 am

    Yes I think that strap is difficult to find on the loose.
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:24 pm

    This one I have seen in photographs with airborne troops. The design is somewhat complex - there is one flap that covers the main compartment, and and then another large flap that goes over top, maybe to hold a blanket or sleeping bag. Maybe the two heavy snap-hooks are used for attachment to a parachute harness.
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:42 pm

    Wolverine wrote:This one I have seen in photographs with airborne troops. The design is somewhat complex - there is one flap that covers the main compartment, and and then another large flap that goes over top, maybe to hold a blanket or sleeping bag. Maybe the two heavy snap-hooks are used for attachment to a parachute harness.
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    very interesting!!! those Italians have their own unique National designs...they dont copy American gear like the Greeks did...
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:06 pm

    Well, not at first, but eventually by the 1990s they more or less copied the US ALICE gear. But I agree, a lot of the Italian designs are pretty distinctive...

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