Army to lighten load

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by PartTimePongo, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. The US Army that is :(

    http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=19825&archive=true

     
  2. msr

    msr LE

  3. No! they will probably lessen the EBC, remove helmets, and lower the amount of ammo and water they carry! :D
     
  4. Will this happen over here?

    After all our troops in theatre carry comparable loads......and they have to carry the entire Spam armed forces as they are Pish.

    Lighten our load Mr Bush. Don't turn up!
     
  5. I think John Keegan once wrote that the weight a soldier has to carry in the field seems to be much the same throughout Western history - only the contents vary...
     
  6. thats very true speak to any re inactor there not all walter mitty types and what ever army they in there load ways from 30 to 80 lbs of gear
    the only diffrence is what the gear is