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Old 04-30-2013   #221
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50 grams of cloth saved will lead to 50 grams of additional batteries carried.

The weight issue is a demonstration of leadership failure, not an issue with excessive heaviness of equipment. The enemy doesn't have technology for lighter equipment, and all is relative in warfare.
Ergo the American idiom, “100 pounds of the lightest weight gear.”
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I suspect this short comment, with video clip, is not new. A joint ANA-US Army action April 2013:http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=11922

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Time and again this happens: the Afghans outpace the Americans and the Americans must reel them back in. The pace of the raid slows even further when the combined patrol rounds up several Afghan villagers and must enroll them in a biometric database using wireless devices that take 20 minutes to boot up.

(Ends)"I hate minehounds,” Mullins growls, unfairly blaming technology — rather than the U.S. Army’s own unwieldy tactics compared to the Afghans — for his platoon’s failure to capture Mohammad.
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Gents,

I am on a smart device and it is maddening to try to search through this thread, but does anyone recall mention of an older pack ( it might even be in a different thread) that had a design allowing it to clip into a socket or such on the wearer's belt. It definitely is not MOLLE generation 1, which I know had a ball and socket setup which was done away with.

I want to say it was some sort of limited distro
Lowe pack, but am not certain.

Thanks in advance.
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I want to say it was some sort of limited distro Lowe pack, but am not certain.
This one, possibly?



ETA: It doesn’t look like the belt is removable. It looks like the belt is designed like this one with two pockets to accept the end of the stays, but that might not be what you meant by “clip into.”
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Now that I think about it, maybe it was the CFP-90 pack with stays and an adjustable yoke that I was thknking of.
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