MODERN BRITISH WEBBING EQUIPMENT

Simon Howlett
Price $19.95
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Since the end of World War Two and the increasing threat of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical [NBC] warfare during the Cold War, equipment designers have focused on building NBC protection and decontamination into the British soldier's webbing equipment.  The capabilities of 1958-pattern webbing were known to be very poor, yet it was not until the exposure of its shortcomings during the Falklands War of 1982 that a suitable nylon-based load-carrying equipment was developed.
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Format Trade Paperback 64 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781847971401
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Size7.50 in x 10.50 in x 0.25 in / 190.50 mm x 266.70 mm x 6.35 mm
Published:
Published Date February 15th, 2010
Simon Howlett
Simon Howlett has been researching and collecting British infantry equipment on a non-commercial basis for over 20 years, with particular interest in British webbing equipment starting with 1958-pattern right up to modern-day modular concepts. He lives in Hampshire, England.
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