US ARMY AIRBORNE PARATROOPER WEAPONS DROP BAG -
This is a US Army Airborne weapons drop bag. Used by parachutists to secure their rifles while jumping.
The heavy canvis construction with padding inside to keep the rifle from getting damaged when executing
This design was invented during WWII. paratrooper forces at that time discovered that the landing from
the jump could be very damaging to their weapons. The WwII Drop bag was very similar in construction but
was of a different color.
A large, yellow arrow has been painted on the bag to indicate the location of the top.
Straps and buckles are employed to make sure the bag is closed firmly. they also
provide carrying points.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Granada & Panama Invasions
US military gear. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided.
Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.
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reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the American military gear in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The markings on the bag are stamped with black ink. A technique typical of US military
equipment marking. The information provided is very helpful to a collector because
it reveals the manufacturing date, manufacturer's name, etc.
This Granada & Panama Invasion US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other US military collectibles of the Granada & Panama invasions,
you can do so by going to our
The History of the American Military Gear
identification and price guide.