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Vintage Leather Military Bag Map Rare Case Tablet Planshet Soviet Army Avgan uss For Sale


Vintage Leather Military Bag Map Rare Case Tablet Planshet Soviet Army Avgan uss
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Vintage Leather Military Bag Map Rare Case Tablet Planshet Soviet Army Avgan uss:
$59.00

The field officer's tablet is a flat case with an accordion in three folds made of cowhide dark brown leather, closed with a lid. Under the lid there is a small pocket and a plate attached with a steel button with compartments for storing the necessary writing instruments. Inside, the case is divided into two halves by a fabric wall. The lid covers almost the entire surface of the case. The lid is fastened with a strap threaded through one of two brackets. There are several hard to read ink stamps on the inside of the lid. On the back wall of the tablet there are two loops for a waist belt with carabiners for attaching to a shoulder strap.Very well preserved.
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Historical information Historical informationIn military field conditions, the tablet was a safe for documents and a desk for the commander. But it also made the officer a noticeable target for the enemy. The tablet or officer's field bag was almost the main keeper of secret military plans and a valuable trophy. The tablet and sword belt gave away the status of a serviceman from afar - it was immediately clear that he was from the command staff. In the Russian army of the early 19th century, a military bag could be used to judge the rank of its owner and whether he belonged to a particular regiment. In particular, the so-called tashka - the ancestor of the officer's field bag (from the French tache or German tasche - "bag") - was a bright and important component of the hussars' equipment. Each regiment was entitled to tanks of its own color. Unlike a smart tank, an officer's field bag of the 20th century sparingly reveals information about itself. The uniform museum has preserved such documents and even old drawings from 1912, in which the field bag first appeared. The “highly approved” drawing shows a bag very similar to a modern one: it has compartments for maps, pockets for pencils, compasses, compass, etc. By the way, the word “tablet” is not entirely correct: to be precise, there are two concepts - officer's field bag and palette. The palette was intended only for storing cards. The palette was sometimes attached to the field bag with carabiners. A bag with a palette became part of the ammunition of Red Army commanders from January 1932, after the order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR was issued on uniform field equipment. The set of equipment for the commanders of the Red Army included, among other things: a waist belt, two rear and two front shoulder belts, a holster for a revolver, a field bag, a palette, a revolver belt, a case and a cord for a whistle, etc. Palettes for pilots were somewhat larger - they had larger cards and did not fit well into the regular format. Bags and palettes of those years were made of cowhide leather, the standard color was dark brown. Depending on the form of clothing, the field bag and palette could be worn in two ways: with two shoulder straps and with one. In everyday uniform - “off duty” - you were not supposed to carry a bag or palette. With the beginning of the war, the approach to military uniforms changed - as the size of the Red Army increased sharply, ammunition began to be simplified and save on materials. Over time, they completely abandoned the field officer’s bag, replacing it with a palette. The material used was no longer leather, but a substitute - tarpaulin and even tarpaulin, from which soldiers' boots were made. With the restoration of production, the officer's field bag and palette gradually returned to their previous appearance.​


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