History of the Development of the LINCLOE Loadcarrying Equipment
Technical rept. 1965-1973
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS MA CLOTHING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING LAB
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The US Army Natick Dev. Center has developed a new system of lightweight loadcarrying items which provides the individual soldier with a versatile, flexible system of carrying the varied loads imposed upon him by the rapidly changing combat environment of the present time. Individual items of lightweight loadcarrying equipment were developed as early as 1961 with the Lightweight Rucksack being the initial effort. A systems approach started with the Lightweight Rucksack being the initial effort. A systems approach started with the establishment of a Qualitative Materiel Requirement in 1965 calling for the development of Lightweight Clothing and Equipment LINCLOE. After years of requirement changes, prototype failures and with continuous close cooperation between the user and the developer the present system was adopted as Standard A, 17 January 1973, and the task was terminated.
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