These mess kits were produced mainly in the 1960's during the Vietnam war, but the design designated 'M-1942' remained unchanged mostly. The American doctrine in mind for these was for feeding company sized elements in proper field kitchens as opposed to direct front line combat elements. As long as your not dodging barrages, these mess kits are perfectly suited to your outdoor needs.
Made from stainless steel these are stove compatible and tough to boot. To use just flick the D-ring down and pull pressure outwards on the handle so it can swing open. The kit separates into a pan with a long handle you can use to cook with and a dual channel tray you can serve your food in. A bonus to these more rear echelon mess kits is there are no hard to reach corners making them easy to clean. Perfect for your next camping trip.
- Genuine US Army surplus
- Stainless steel
- Unfolding 'pan' style
- Dual channel food tray
- Easy shallow cleaning
- Quick packing and compact
Packed - 21cm L x 17cm W x 6cm D
Pan (not including handle) - 21cm L x 17cm W x 4cm D
Tray - 20cm L x 16cm W x 2cm D
Content: Stainless steel
Condition: Used /Good - Item is well used. May have small dents, mostly on the bottom tray. There may be marks/stains/scratches or repairs, but it is still in functioning order. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide