Original Rare U.S. Vietnam War Survival Kit & Ration Packaging Collector Set
Original Items: Only One Set Available. The C-Ration, or Field Ration, Type C, was a prepared and canned wet combat ration intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food (A-ration) or packaged unprepared food (B-ration) prepared in mess halls or field kitchens was not possible or not available, and when a survival ration (K-ration or D-ration) was insufficient. Development began in 1938 with the first rations being field-tested in 1940 and wide-scale adoption following soon after. Operational conditions often caused the C-ration to be standardized for field issue regardless of environmental suitability or weight limitations.
The C-Ration was replaced in 1958 with the Meal Combat Individual (MCI). Although officially a new ration, the MCI was derived from and very similar to the original C-Ration, and in fact continued to be called "C-Rations" by American troops throughout its production life as a combat ration (1958–1980).
This is a very nice Vietnam Era Survival Kit & Ration Packaging collectors set, with great display potential. It contains a rare fishing survival kit, which looks to be unissued and still sealed with tape around the edges. There is a trioxane fuel tablet, used to heat up rations when deep in the field, as well as a small pack of PALL MALL cigarettes. There is also a complete mid Vietnam War C-Ration accessory set.
Also included in the set is a wide variety of ration packaging, which consists of some complete boxes, as well as just the top tabs from others. They are a mixture of B-1, B-2, and B-3 units, and show the range of the different types available. These have zip codes in the addresses, so they are definitely Vietnam Era issue.
A very rare and interesting Vietnam war collectors set.
Idiot Clause - the contents of this kit are 1960s-1970s manufacture and are NOT suitable for consumption. They are being sold as novelty collector pieces only. Even though some people on youtube have tried. Yuk!
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