Vietnam rucksack worn by Major PJ Burtt, 1969

Reverse of rucksack

Lightweight rucksack worn by Major PJ Burtt in Vietnam, 1969. Major Burtt served with the New Zealand Component, 1ATF based at Nui Dat.

The 1965 Lightweight Rucksack design featured a riveted aluminium tubular frame rather than the welded frame of the experimental and early production models. It also had a thin waist strap with a snap hook in place of the P64 version’s quick-release belt.

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Images courtesy James Hebden

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