US Military Vietnam War 1 Qt. Plastic Canteen & M-1972 Cover Set

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Genuine US Military issue

1970 dated plastic canteen with an NBC cap.

Known alternatively as '2nd pattern M-1967', 'LINCLOE', or officially, 'M-1972 Individual Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (ILLCE)'. These covers saw limited use in Vietnam due to the mass withdrawal of US troops in 1972. However, ARVN units continued to issue US-made old stock until the end of the war, as well as some new equipment that made its way into the hands of indigenous troops before 1975. Note the metal snaps, seen in the last photo, an ARVN paratrooper wears a 2nd pattern M-67 canteen cover on his webbing belt - 30 April 1975. 

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In overall excellent condition with minor wear as seen. All fittings and fixtures are present and working. The cover has some light paint staining as seen