Bergen, SAS / Para, External Frame, Butyl Nylon, Used & Painted £119.00

Genuine British army issue SAS/Para bergen rucksack.

Single item only.

Issued from the late seventies and throughout the eighties. This pattern of bergen saw wide use during The Falklands Campaign often supporting loads in excess of 100lb.

Also seen hung from the Land Rovers of SAS fighting columns during Op Granby.

Replaced by the PLCE system but still favoured by many, external frames are especially popular in jungle conditions as they reduce sweat/bergen rash .

Constructed in Butyl nylon fabric with nylon webbing straps.

Single large main compartment with much easier access than the PLCE pattern.

Box side pockets with slots behind for digging tools, side pockets press stud flat when not required.

Zipped pocket on front and on underside of lid. Main closure straps tie down only and are not buckle adjusted.

Approximately 100 litres capacity.

External metal frame of tubular steel construction.

Padded adjustable shoulder straps attach directly to frame. The same frame was used for the GS pattern bergen and to carry Clansman radios.

Back support straps must be used with these bergens, 3 are included as shown .

These bergens are the large capacity pattern only issued to Special Forces and Airborne troops and lusted after by everyone else.

Used condition, with spray painted finish. Serviceable and fit for use, some minor damage or wear, but nothing that affects use.

Increasingly rare and priced at over £200.00 by some dealers!

Multiple views shown, single empty Bergen supplied, UK issue 2 pint water bottle for scale only, this is not included.


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