A-frame – tropical – Wersa München 1941

The A-frame or Gefechtsgepäck für Infanterie Schützenkompanien was a small canvas frame which was carried on the Y-strap. It was introduced in 1939. The A-frame was a way for soldiers to pack away their secondary necessities and to divide the weight more evenly on the equipment.

The A-frame carries the following items:

Messkit or M31 Kochgeschirr
Quarter shelter or M31 Zeltbahn
A-frame bag or Beutel zum Gefechtsgepäck

The A-frame bag or Beutel zum Gefechtsgepäck was used to carry a sweater, rifle cleaning kit and the Eiserne Portion.

The A-frame was made in a few varieties showing various ways of manufacture. Later in the war the bags where also made from recycled equipment.

Model: Tropical, full webbing construction
Markings: Wersa München 1941
Year: 1941
Maker: WERSA Lederwarenfabrik Hubert Werner Komm. -Ges., München 5, KLenzestrasse 34
Material: Webbing
Notes: A typical early tropical or DAK A-frame in good used condition. The A-frame is complete with the rare first pattern straps with woven prong holes. The A-frame is in good lightly used condition and nicely maker marked Wersa 1941, München. Extremely rare A-frame in very good condition that goes together with the first pattern tropical Y-straps!