US Nylon Field Gear of the Cold War and Post Cold War (1967 to 2001)


This site's scope is a quick and dirty description of the load bearing equipment items used during the struggle with communism, and the "calm" decade between the cold war and the war on terror. While the sites scope starts and ends with 1967 to 2001, items are included that were made or used after 1967 from earlier NSNs. Also some items with NSNs issued before 2001 were still made up until 2006 to 2008. You can ocasionally find these items still in use.



1967 Modernized Load-Carrying Equipment (MLCE)

1973 All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE)

1990 Individual Integrated Fighting System (IIFS)

1997 Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE)

How to put together Alice gear, and how to integrate M1956 LCE and M1967 MLCE gear

How to put together IIFS vest with the Alice belt, and how to attach the butt pack.

USMC M1967 Field Pack System

Add ons and accessories for M1967 MLCE, ALICE and IIFS systems

Alice and IIFS existance gear

Bianchi pistol related items for the Alice pistol belts

Wire Hook items used with MLCE and ALICE

M1956 LCE items used with MLCE and ALICE

Spear ELCS system by Safariland

Adapters and Transitional items

Alice clipped firefighting items

Small Arms Slings


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Shawn Noe