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. It was standard issue until the widespread issue of the A-3 in late 1943. In May 1944, harnesses began to be marked with red paint indicating the hardware combination (D-rings on the harness). For historical reference on that subject, see the QAC Color Coding page.
Built with our custom woven harness webbing and 7-class stitching, this reproduction is faithfully copied from the original patterns. Two options are currently offered, "premium" with original snap hooks (pictured) and "standard" with reproduction snap hooks. The D-rings and shoulder connector are hand-tacked just like the originals. Built with our new custom dyed "Aircorps Drab" canvas, the back pad contains our specially cut 1-inch period felt padding. It is complete with typical golden khaki webs and genuine Scovill nickel fasteners. Complete with all part, date, and manufacturer stamped markings.
Also, please note that the original pattern is on the smaller side, and more robust figures may desire a slightly enlarged harness. Late war red markings can be applied upon request, but we generally suggest the unmarked as it is accurate throughout the war.
Looking for the chest pack? Visit the AN6513-1A Square or AN-6513-1A Barrel pack page!
Standard: $329 (Email us to order - generally ships in 3-5 days)