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This is a US Army Airborne weapons drop bag. Used by parachutists to secure their rifles while jumping. The heavy canvis construction with padding inside to keep the rifle from getting damaged when executing the jump.

This design was invented during WWII. paratrooper forces at that time discovered that the landing from the jump could be very damaging to their weapons. The WwII Drop bag was very similar in construction but was of a different color.

A large, yellow arrow has been painted on the bag to indicate the location of the top.

Straps and buckles are employed to make sure the bag is closed firmly. they also provide carrying points.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for Granada & Panama Invasions US military gear. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my US gear worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the equipment is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military gear in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The markings on the bag are stamped with black ink. A technique typical of US military equipment marking. The information provided is very helpful to a collector because it reveals the manufacturing date, manufacturer's name, etc.

This Granada & Panama Invasion US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other US military collectibles of the Granada & Panama invasions, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Gear identification and price guide.


The value for the Granada & Panama US artifacts and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Value $40.00 $40.00 $45.00 $50.00 $55.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade C C B B B

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