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WW1 British Equipment
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Published: July 26, 2016
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WWI -  Technical Table

The 1908 pattern web Equipment   was a modern and confortable equipment made of cotton webbing.  During war the shortage of this issue led to the introduction of the 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment, intendend for training and second line troops, but often delivered  to the first line troops too.  When this equipment was assembled it formed a single piece, making it easy to remove and put back.

The SBR gas mask if  was not the best,  certainly was not second to any other, it was used by Italian and American troops too. This  mask was effective with all types of gas used in the First World War, the external filter, joined to the mask by a corrugated tube,   consisted of layers of coal active and gauze soaked in neutralizing substances.

The P14 rifle was a British project, superseded by the SMLE, despite being an excellent weapon, the magazine contained less shots than the SMLE and the bolt had slower action, while the English doctrine developed after the war against the Boers called for  the rapid-fire. Thanks to its ballistic qualities it became the snipers' rifle.

The masks for tank crewmen were used to protect the face from flying debris that fell off from the inside of the tank armour  when the armor was hit by the opposing rifle shooting, the helmet protected  head from accidental shots.
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ANDROID9590's avatar
Hey I love military history and I have saved a lot of your stuff on Pinterest. Your a great artist, keep up the good work 
Snaily123's avatar
Snaily123Student General Artist
the wire cutting tool looks really odd.
AndreaSilva60's avatar
There were so many models, but this was the most common big type among the various armies.
SolidSamurai's avatar
I noticed the tank helmet is softer, probably to protect against banging one's head against the ceiling (since suspension for tanks was cruddy back then; tanks also went over really rough terrain).  If shrapnel was the only problem, it'd probably look similar to the brodie helmet.
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Nat-tiHobbyist General Artist
Ottimo lavoro di ricerche e disegni, molto interessante !
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Forse l'ideazione e la  documentazione è la parte più interessante.
werejaguar's avatar
this is well done, I would not be able to choose between the P-14 and the SMLE
AndreaSilva60's avatar
even the English were not sure which one to choose, then chose the SMLE because firing faster, but the P14 was much more precise.
werejaguar's avatar
P14 for sniping SMLE for general fighting, that makes sense
AndreaSilva60's avatar
British are a very pragmatic people :)
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ZazorealHobbyist Digital Artist
I never thought i would see stuff like this on deviant art "Cool" :D
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Thank you, I really like DA because it has so many pulsing souls, some black, others candid.

I could choose a social militaria, but I'm most interested  to the artistic side. :)
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I have one of those "POA Small Packs", the Entrenching Tool, and the Water Bottle.  But, I think they are all WW2 period.  I seem to recall the pack I have has a 1942 date with the Broad Arrow War Ministry proof mark.  The hand pick that I have is also dated 1942 with the arrow marking.  I have several canteens, one has a 1942 dated strap.  Sometimes I see the canteens with blue, or green enamel.  Some British Canvas is light khaki colored, and some is a gray/blue color?  I don't know why?  Is that a difference between British and Canadian, or  Australian, etc?  I have some WW2 era gas masks, belts, backpacks, side bags, canteens, a canvas holster, ammo pouches, etc.  I mostly know about American issue equipment. 
AndreaSilva60's avatar
I've seen that the common enamel color is the blue, and I don't know if there were differences between the Dominions equipment  too.

I had many stroll in your galleries and I saw that you have a wonderful collection of military equipment!
nicholasweed's avatar
I was asking a question about the color of the canvas equipment.  I do not know if there is the difference between U.K. and the Commonwealth or not?  I was trying to ask you.  I have seen some jackets with U.K. maker markings, and some with Canada maker's markings.  I mostly just know about American militaria.

I have been uploading information I know, or think about militaria.  I'm trying to be honest.  I mostly just talk about things not in the book, "Doughboy To GI : US Army Clothing and Equipment 1900- 1945" by Kenneth Lewis.  I would consider it a must have refrence book if you wanted to know about American Military equipment in the early 20th Century.  Not every issue item is shown or talked about in the book.  I was just adding info I have learned about things not in it.  It is still a huge amount of good information.
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I still love that private cap.
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Simple but a very icon.
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Captain-TorrHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done old boy. I love English military artifacts from World War 1. In Fact I would say my favorite military faction of World War 1 is the British, probably because my own country stayed out of it for so long and then got in it just as Germany collapsed.
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Thank you mate! I know it's not my business, butI wonder .... were your ancestors mostly british?
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Captain-TorrHobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually yes I do have some British heritage in my family tree, mostly on my mothers side. But there is also Dutch German Italian French and Polish. Possibly some balkan states as well such as Greek, but I don't know for sure.
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Wow, America is a real  melting pot!  Thank you my friend!
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Captain-TorrHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is a melting pot, for those that are willing to assimilate.
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