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Luftwaffe M44 "Assault Pack"
Luftwaffe M44 "Assault Pack"

Price: $49.99

Product Code: GGM44LW


Luftwaffe version of the small pack introduced in 1944 to replace the the A-frame & Bag system. Basically a modified Artillery rucksacks, these were designed to attach to the Y-straps, and had two equipment straps attached to the front of the bag to carry the Zeltbahn. Our reproductions are made exactly like the originals, with all components correctly recreated- olive linen canvas, zinc plates grommets, German pattern webbing, with hand stitched straps and reinforcements.

If Paratroopers and Field Division troops wore "lightweight" Y-straps (with no D-rings on the shoulders) how did they wear these? Good question. Originals of the Luftwaffe M44 pack are not terribly rare- they are definitely a Wartime creation. Personally I suspect that by 1944 these units were converting to the regular Combat Y-straps used by the Heer and Waffen SS, but original photographs are scant.

This pack may also be attached to the D-rings on top of the M31 Rucksack to provide additional carrying capacity.