FNG / Fresh Meat
- Mar 26, 2012
Let's not forget most of these soldiers are carrying over 60lbs of gear, they shouldn't be able to do a full sprint. This is considering not only that the weight is a factor but also that it's extremely clumsy carrying all that gear, making movement more difficult and uncomfortable. [...]
Maybe you are thinking of the full gear issued to infantry soldiers. That included two extra uniforms, greatcoat, tent, tarp, and extra boots. Including personal belongings all of this together weighed about 30 kg (~60lbs).
But the soldiers never carried that in combat, they hardly ever carried that during marches. The baggage train carried most of it for them.
During marches they carried their "Sturmgep