Figure 2-13.--Front and back views of medium pack.
Figure 2-14.--Buckles for closing and opening pocket flaps and
The medium pack designed to carry up to 50
pounds of various existence load items, is the one
For carrying equipment, such as a bayonet scabbard
generally used by most combat troops. Figure 2-13
or machete sheath, the pockets are tunneled between the
shows front and back views. The pack is water repellent
pockets and the main compartment. By sliding the piece
but not waterproof. Four waterproof liners are issued
down through the tunnel, it can be fastened to the hanger
with each pack one large one for the main compartment
above it with slide keepers or hooks.
and three small ones for each of the three pockets.
The medium pack is most commonly carried using
Equipment to be carried should first be inserted in the
the shoulder straps without the frame. When required,
waterproof liners, then into the main compartment and
the pack can be attached to the frame and shoulder straps
pockets. Instructions for making a watertight closure are
in the same way as is shown later for attaching the large
printed on the outside of each liner.
pack to the frame.
The small pocket in the main compartment can be
used to carry the AN/PRC-25 or AN/PRC-77 radio.
Closing the Loaded Medium Pack
The main flap for covering the loaded pack can be
opened by pulling apart the two tabs. The camouflage
Once your pack is loaded, close and tighten it. The
cover or other small, flat objects may be stored in it.
following three steps for closing the loaded medium
Simply pressing the flap together seals it.
pack correspond to the three actions shown in figure
Equipment hangers (webbed loops and webbing
with eyelets) for use with slide keepers and/or hooks are
1. Close the top of the pack by using the drawstring
provided on the sides of the pack and above the pockets
buckle. Pull the two cord ends, as shown, to gather the
for carrying equipment on the outside of the pack
top into a tight closure.