Two Approaches



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    Two Approaches

    Post by edstorey on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:14 am

    I have always found it to be interesting to two how two nations approach the same problem when it comes to manufacturing equipment and materiel.   Here is a simple comparison between two rather mundane binocular cases.

    The amount of material and work that was involved in making the German case is astonishing when compared to the Canadian example.


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    Re: Two Approaches

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:16 pm

    interesting what material was used, both have inherent problems, bakelite being fragile and web holds water.  The germans as you probably know used leather and also pressed paper cases too.

    I think the bakelite case is a better solution if the material had been improved.


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    Re: Two Approaches

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:24 pm

    I believe the web design is superior, since it could be incorporated into a modular set of webbing along with other kit, rather than adding yet another shoulder strap to the soldier's load and compressing the chest (or being slid onto a belt and pulling it down). The addition of side buckles simply added to its versatility.

    Although I can't tell from looking, I would guess that the web version is lighter as well..

    Thanks for posting the great picture Ed!


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    Re: Two Approaches

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:38 pm

    Actually the German case could be added to a belt or slung with a strap, just as versatile as the web case.

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