Field pack in DPCU canvas : Special Air Services Regiment

Place Asia: Afghanistan
Accession Number REL30514.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Maker Unknown
Date made c 2002
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Afghanistan, 2001-
Description

Field pack in Disruptive Pattern Camouflage (DPCU) canvas, with two internal compartments and an external metal frame. There are four small pouches located around the outside of the pack, two of which are clipped to the main pack with webbing loops and contain plastic water bottles (REL30514.005). The lower of the two main internal compartments has a right hand side opening secured by a Fastex clip, and is lined with waterproof fabric. This compartment contains a sleeping bag with separate DPCU pattern liner (REL 30514.002). Inside the upper compartment of the pack is a CamelBak 2 litre water reservoir (REL30514.004). A small additional zippered pouch is attached to the top flap of the pack, and another small rectangular zip bag is clipped behind the padded lumbar support bar at the rear. A folded foam 'Ridgerest' sleeping pad (REL30514.003) is carried on the external lower rear surface of the pack, and held in place by three adjustable webbing straps. A loop of webbing at the top of the metal frame forming a lifting handle has an aluminium 'locking caribiner' shackle attached to it.

History / Summary

Used by an Australian Special Air Services (SAS) Regiment trooper in Afghanistan, 2002. The pack has been customised to suit its owner by the addition of a number of small pouches, webbing straps etc.