Radio bag maybe?

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Radio bag maybe?

Postby peterporsche » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:13 pm

Hello everyone I picked up a ww2 dated bag today at a local market its dated 1943 but I am not really sure what it is used for I am thinking maybe a radio bag or something on them lines I am hoping someone on here will maybe have a better idea than I do.Below is link to a few pics of it.I am also not even sure if its US or not
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Peter :shock:



http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/p ... WW2%20bag/
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby Poacher » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:03 pm

It's either a Vickers ammo can carrier or for two large insulted food carriers.
I think the latter and its definitely British.
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby peterporsche » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:12 pm

It is a backpack of sorts it has padding where it would sit In the small of your back.
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby Poacher » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:19 pm

Yes, quite, its a backpack for carrying large thermos flasks full of food or tea/soup.
There is a single version as well as your double.
I have the single version, it has the roll too.
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby peterporsche » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:28 pm

That's a huge help thank you very much :good:
Just not sure what I am going to do with it now lol
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby peterporsche » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:59 pm

I just have 1 more question are these things rare because I can't seem to find any info about them anywhere :(
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby CHThree » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:44 pm

peterporsche wrote:That's a huge help thank you very much :good:
Just not sure what I am going to do with it now lol

Get a huge thermos and deliver hot tea in the field, of course. Believe me, we would really like that. :D
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby Poacher » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:06 pm

peterporsche wrote: are these things rare

Like small packs and e-tool covers, they didn't used to be.
No-one wanted them so they were cheap.
Now they have been cut up for parts or binned and they are scarce. I dont think they will ever be worth a huge amount as they are of limited use.
They are not a part of the '37 pattern system.
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby peterporsche » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am

Not a complete waste of £20 then :D
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Re: Radio bag maybe?

Postby MartinR » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:51 am

et a huge thermos and deliver hot tea in the field, of course. Believe me, we would really like that.


A very similar setup was used at the Sevastopol game in February, although iirc the tins were stacked rather than side-by-side. Full of vegetable stew.

As it didn't get above freezing all day then we got buried in a snowstorm in the evening it was very welcome indeed!

I think the Germans were left chewing frozen bratwurst though.

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