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is this a French Indochina war era canteen pouch?

Article about: is this canteen cover French army issue? would they have used these in Vietnam? what era is it? I put a WWII US canteen & cup inside and it seems to fit well it looks similiar to a WWII

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    Question is this a French Indochina war era canteen pouch?





    is this canteen cover French army issue? would they have used these in Vietnam?

    what era is it? I put a WWII US canteen & cup inside and it seems to fit well

    it looks similiar to a WWII US canteen pouch and has a felt wool type lining inside

    the metal hardware on the snaps is stamped RAKA what country used these pouches? possibly made for export

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    I was told, it's a French Mle 51 canteen pouch

    but I just checked mine and the flaps look shorter than the type in this photo
    Last edited by battle gear; 03-30-2011 at 02:06 AM.

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