Can anyone please tell me what this is?

#1
This was bought by a pal in a job lot at auction and we don't know what it is.
I bought a bulk load of army gear and among the lot was this item. At first i thought it was a bivvy, but with closer inspection i notice there were 3 openings at the bottom and then poppered together. The head end is sealed and just a pillow hole.
The only label says its Australian 1969




 
#3
Hmm. It could be a bed cover for use in a field hospital or such like?
 
G

goatrutar

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#5
Looks like a mattress cover. Used to make an emergency stretcher with 2 lengths of wood/branches run through to make frame/handles.
 
#7
Looks like a mattress cover. Used to make an emergency stretcher with 2 lengths of wood/branches run through to make frame/handles.
No it doesn't. Where would the handles be outside of the bag for people to hold on to?

It's more likely to be be some sort of cover/carrier. Possibly an oldschool weapons bundle with pouch for ancills?
 
#8
Aussie Air Matress cover. 3 rubberized inflateable inserts go inside.

During Vietnam, sometimes extra inserts was slit and a 100rd Belt 7.62 inserted as a bandoleer carried Pancho Villa stylee
 
M

Mark The Convict

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#9
No it doesn't. Where would the handles be outside of the bag for people to hold on to?
Yes it does. There aren't any, it's an issue mattress cover. Poles/toggle ropes go through small gaps in each end. OK as a groundsheet, FA use for anything else.

Edit; except for cutting up the inserts as per GB's post.
 
#12
Many thanks everyone
 

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