man portable


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man portable

Capable of being carried by one man. Specifically, the term may be used to qualify:1. Items designed to be carried as an integral part of individual, crew-served, or team equipment of the dismounted soldier in conjunction with assigned duties. Upper weight limit: approximately 14 kilograms (31 pounds.)
2. In land warfare, equipment which can be carried by one man over long distance without serious degradation of the performance of normal duties.
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