The AN-6513 was the first style QAC used by the Air Corps during WWII. The lightweight harness had D-rings at the abdomen for attachment of the chest pack and suspended the wearer from the chest. In May 1944, harnesses began to be marked with red paint indicating the hardware combination (D-rings on the harness). By September 1944, this had been changed to a sewn strip of red webbing, but few saw action and many were never marked at all. The AN-6513 remained standard until early 1944 when the A-3 started to replace it; however, it was not until the 3rd quarter of 1944 that the AN-6513 was largely replaced.
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Your reproduction harness will be built exactly like the originals. Two options are currently offered, "premium" with original snap hooks (pictured) and "standard" with reproduction snap hooks. Historically there were several variations in the stitch patterns depending on the date of manufacture; these are copied according to the specifics of your impression. Also, please note that the original pattern of the red group harness is rather small, and more robust figures may require a slightly enlarged harness. The back pad contains the period correct thick felt padding and is equipped with the standard "golden khaki" webs and nickel snaps. We can also apply the late war red markings upon request. We suggest the unmarked as it is accurate throughout the war.
Premium: $369 (Email us to order - generally ships in 3-5 days)