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US Army two piece shelter half pup tent complete with pegs and poles.
This model pup tent uses two shelter halves which join together with the special shelter half press studs, not the buttons on the earlier shelter halves.
During World War Two the military pup tent went through several changes, this version was the last modification which has basically stayed the same right up to the 1980's and until the Pup tent was withdrawn from military service.
This green army pup tent differs from our model 1943 replica by having the later special double headed press studs to fasten the two shelter halves together instead of the metal buttons that are used on all the earlier pup tents.
This version of pup tent with the press studs is popular with Vietnam and some WW2 re-enactors. This model of pup tent used to be easliy available as Army surplus but recently they seem to almost dissapeared from most surplus shops. So we have made a replica of it for a two reasons;
We have called this the model 1945 pup tent for ease of ordering, I have not managed to find an exact date of when this model of pup tent (with the press stud fasteners) reached the soldiers in the field but there is no evidence that they where used in the field in 1945. So this is for a post war impression or so it matches what the reast of your group has if they are using surplus ones.
The OD#7 green model 1945 pup tent includes the following items:
The current shipment has black nylon guy ropes and black nylon cords to hold the pegs tied onto the canvas, this was done at the factory as the white cotton cord was not avaiable when they where packing the tents into the bags, so they used the black nylon cord so they could be finished and then added the white cotton cord later into the top of the storage bags. So you will need to change the ropes over before you use the pup tent to get the correct look. Just to confirm the white cotton ropes for the guy ropes and pegs are included.
1945 green shelter half features:
Each shelter half has the following features:
The poles are the late war version which replaced the earlier tri-folding tent poles. When the pup tent colour changed to OD#7 the poles changed to these single pole sections which push together and where painted green. These pole section are unissued and genuine US Army issue from the 1980's.
The shelter halves are new replicas using quality heavy canvas, the canvas shelter halves are all the same colour green so you do not need to worry about mismatching colours. The outside has a "U.S." stamp and on the inside it is stamped "Kay Canvas 1945".
Price is for 1 x complete US Army WW2 green Pup Tent.