• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

Kit ID - Any Ideas?

Just been posted to an Armoured Inf Bn and I've found lots of bits of kit that are new to me and some that are bringing back a few horrid memories.

Any of you Arrsers know what I should be using this for? :) (Nowt coming up for any of the makings/numbers - 80.99606-6003 05/07)

Cheers peeps
No idea what it's used for but it may be called a FLANGE, SUPPORT, PATCH PIECE (if the NSN is 2840 99 606 6003)

According to ISIS anyway!


its for pulling things - I think.
You sequentially hook and unhook the three legs on the right in and out of a ladderframe or chain, and use the lever arm on the left to drag whatever is attached to the lowestmost hook toward the top of the screen.

Failing that, its a speculum for a whale.
been AI for 11 years never seen such a thing, unless it's off a panther which some units now use instead of CVRT (Comms platforms) definately not off Bulldog or CVRT.

Mark The Convict

Pillager's right, it's a manual chain winch. Quite common here pre-WW2, along with human sacrifices and trepanning.

Mark The Convict

Even better, you can have a wombat hologram to go on your pencil case. Won't that look nice?


Book Reviewer
Cable or wire tension lever, the only time I ever saw one used was on a Barbed wire entanglement at RAF Greenham Common in the days of the mad women,

Latest Threads