This packboard is an external pack frame developed during WWII by the U.S. Army. They needed a general-purpose loading system to carry bulky loads where trucks and other wheeled transport could not reach.
WWII Packboard Features
- Curved plywood body in broad U-shape to support load
- Laced, stretched canvas for back comfort
- Removable shelf
- 1″ olive drab web straps with quick-release buckles
- Weight: Approx. 4 lbs
Packboards are dated 1944 and 1945. Available here in new condition or used condition (#5805U) available.