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Infantry Shelter

Primary function: To provide cover and protection from the elements for two Marines and their equipment.
Storage Length & Diameter: 22 inches long and 7 inches in diameter (.5 cu ft.)
Sheltered Area: 34 sq ft
Square Feet: 10 sq ft
Height: 45 inches at the Apex
Weight: 8 lbs
Unit Replacement Cost: $290

Features: The infantry shelter is made of 1.9 oz. ripstop nylon. It features a tent with an integrated waterproof floor and a waterproof, opaque free standing fly with vestibule. The tent will sleep two Marines with gear and provides protection from wind, rain and vectors. It weighs less than 8 pounds and can be quickly erected and struck using collapsible aluminum poles.

Inventory: (Planned) 47,336 (active forces); 14,634 (Reserve forces)

Background: The currently used shelter half is technology developed over 50 years ago. Its deficiencies are numerous and include requiring too much time to erect and strike, too great a weight and bulk, and inadequate protection from wind and rain.

Date last modified: 05/21/96

Last Modified on June 17, 1999