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Does anyone know what this pack frame is for?

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Morg308, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Morg308

    Morg308 New Member

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    Okay gents. I have a bit of a pack fetish, and found this on ebay several years ago. I have tried to figure out what it is for, and am 90% sure it is for a radio set, but have never been able to find either the radio set or a pic of it mounted. What is odd to me is the near 60 degree angle of the back. It is clearly not a field expedient set-up, and I am positive that there is a reenactor or historian out there somewhere looking for this thing. It's the only one I've ever seen.

    It says ST-28 on one of the straps, but the markings on the pistol belt (which is riveted to the frame) are illegible - at least to me. The wire thickness of the frame is similar to the 1st pattern M1941 Mountain packs, but it is very different. If it is not a radio pack, then I am thinking medic. I've seen similar setups, but still looked different. It's too bad it got separated - I have no clue what goes on it.

    My goal here is not to assign a value, but to find out what the damn thing is and simply get it to the person who needs it to complete their project. I am not going to just give it to the first person who asks for it, but if someone knows what this is and has a demonstratable need for it, (ie: has all the other parts except the frame) it's theirs gratis. Please help me solve this riddle. Pics:

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    This is just a guess, but I think you might have a cable laying pack with the spool missing. Thousands of poor bastards were humping wire around everywhere to connect units by phone.
     
  3. Morg308

    Morg308 New Member

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    That's an interesting theory, and might explain the extreme angle of the frame. I have never seen a pic of the complete setup though - does anyone have one?
     
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    custom made!!!
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    The strap looks like Reel equipment model one used for the CE-11 (TM 11-250) . There is picture of a similar strap on a circular reel in Henri Paul Enjames'sbook
     

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