The USMC has two attachable backpacks with a total capacity of 79 liters

The items a United States Marine carries in his backpack on a 72-hour operation

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the largest naval infantry force in the world and is also undoubtedly the best equipped.

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The Marines have been deployed in numerous places around the world, so when carrying out an operation they have already meticulously planned what they need to include in their luggage to properly carry out their missions .

All well-prepared military forces have different types of backpacks. The USMC has two types of backpacks that are part of the so-called FILBE (Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment), a system introduced to the Marines in 2011. The first and largest of these two backpacks is the "USMC Pack", also known as the "Main Pack". It is a modular backpack in coyote color (a derivative of brown), whose purpose is to cover 72-hour operations. It has a load capacity of up to 3,400 cubic inches (about 55 liters) and can weigh about 54 kg. Additional compartments can be added to this backpack.

Additionally, the Marines have a smaller backpack, the "Assault Pack", for operations lasting between 24 and 48 hours. Also in coyote color, it has a capacity of 1,482 cubic inches (about 24 liters). This backpack can be attached to the top of the USMC Pack. The combination of the two attached backpacks has a capacity of 79 liters, although it tests the resistance of any back...

Last month, Business Insider published a video featuring Captain Zachary McCormick , USMC instructor, explaining the items a Marine carries in these two backpacks for a 72-hour operation:


PHotos: U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Jonah White.

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