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Army Gear Testing at Natick Laboratories: “Meeting the Need”

This video from 1968 showcases some of the Viet Nam War-era development conducted at Natick such as the LRRP ration and LINCLOE programs.

Thanks Egg!


10 Responses to “Army Gear Testing at Natick Laboratories: “Meeting the Need””

  1. cy says:

    “Research shows infantry perform best with loads no heavier than 45-50 lbs.”
    Here we are 40 years later and still have the same problem.

  2. BravoMike says:

    Great video, love this kind of historical footage. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Soft serve. I am forever in debt to natick.

  4. Trajan says:

    At 1:54 what is that crimson red flag over the entrance way to that building?

  5. Mike Nomad says:

    What a blast: “Thermo-Equilibrium Suits,” some Project AGILE bits, and the birth of LRRP rations. Does anyone have more details on the pack (@ 7:30 & 19:50)? Looks like a slim ALICE frame strung with dry bags… Many Thanks for the link.

  6. Maskirovka says:

    The still frame on that video link is awesome. Natick. Drinking its own KoolAid since 1968.