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WWII U.S. Army Shelter Tent
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 - 01:46 AM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews the J’s Work, WWII U.S. Army Shelter Tent, number PPA3077, in 1/35 scale in their Diorama Accessories Series.

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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Hi,

I've this item and have one part assembled with both ends closed but the other I cut in half along the center line to create the actual individual shelter halves – one to each man.

After cutting I realized that the halves aren´t equal – one have small rectangular flaps on both triangular end flaps and the other half has no rectangular flap at the end flaps.

I think that each half should have one of those rectangular flaps that allows to close the tent ends and like that the individual halves are equal to one another.

What do you think ?
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:56 PM UTC
Hi,

To explain better



at the image you can see that the left half have at both ends - up and bottom - the small rectangular flaps but the right half have none.

I think that if the left half have the flap on the upper part the other flap shall be at the bottom part of the right half, then making both halves equal.
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
Actually, neither side whould have the extra rectangle. On an actual shelter half, both sides are the same. The flaps overlap and are woven together with rope or snap together on more modern ones. The same basic style is still in use today as what was used in WWII and before.



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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Gino-- is there any piece of military gear you do not have a picture of?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC

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Gino-- is there any piece of military gear you do not have a picture of?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hi,

Thank you Gino for your reply.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC

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Gino-- is there any piece of military gear you do not have a picture of?
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After outprocessing my training base after 9 months of AIT and seeing all the crap they put you thru to clear CIF with your TA-50, I started buying my own so my issued gear would sit in a locker, only taken out for layouts. I owned a complete shelter with two sets of pegs, poles and ropes. Came in handy when we deployed with out our vehicles cause we could set up my shelter as our ops tent and our DF equipment would be out of the weather and I still had more room than the guys sharing a shelter and I didn't have to deal with 4 week old funky body reek except my own. When I PCS'd I'd hand in my issued gear in the same condition I received it and clear CIF in less than an hour. Never had to paint anything, wash it or replace it. The only thing I didn't own was a Kevlar. Still have most of it. Sadly my web belt and LCE must have shrunk over the years. Same for my flak vest.
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Yup, after 23+ years of active duty, I "acquired" lots of gear. When I retired, I still had 5 footlockers/toughboxes full of gear. I sold some of it to a surplus store and still have 3 footlockers full of stuff, including a Kevlar helmet with covers for each uniform I wore over the years.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 07:37 AM UTC

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Hi,

To explain better



at the image you can see that the left half have at both ends - up and bottom - the small rectangular flaps but the right half have none.

I think that if the left half have the flap on the upper part the other flap shall be at the bottom part of the right half, then making both halves equal.



Maybe plain stupid, but is this not an addition to enable both sides to be glued together? So, if you want the “real” tent half just cut it off.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Hi,


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Maybe plain stupid, but is this not an addition to enable both sides to be glued together? So, if you want the “real” tent half just cut it off.



Now I know it, do to Gino reply.

My first thought is that they exist on the real tent and by a mistake they have been placed on the same half.