The M1967 Individual Load Carrying Equipment was a modernized version of the M1956, designed specially for Vietnam. The M1967 LCE did not entirely replace the M1956 equipment. Often M1956 and M1967 equipment were mixed together to form composite webbing, since both types were fully compatible with each other. The new equipment was essentially the same but replaced canvas for nylon, and metal for plastic, which unlike the canvas, was mildew resistant.
M1967 Davis Belt
The same as a pistol belt but it has the quick release Davis buckle, quick release buckle, it had the tendency to come undone at annoying times.
M1967 Ammo Pouches
Similar to the small version of the M1956 Universal Ammo Pouch, but made of nylon and with a quick release closure.
Additional photos showing M1967 M16 30 rounds magazine pouch. Date is 1969. But there are limited war time photos showing the use of this pouch during Vietnam War.
One difference between M1956 butt pack with M1967 butt pack is that M1967 butt pack has 2 straps with snap under the slide keeper on each side. On the M1967 version, you don’t need to use butt pack adaptor to move up the butt pack to your back shoulder. Because there are 2 hooks on the M1967 harness to hold the M1967 buttpack. And the 2 snap straps on the M1967 butt pack will then secure the pack to the H-harness.
Similar to the M1956 Suspenders with the H-shape system on the back. Made of padded nylon, there are metal loops on each suspender front for the attachments of small items.
M1967 Compass Pouch
Identical pattern to the M1956 Compass Pouch accept made of nylon.
M1967 Canteen Cover
The cover is made of nylon and has a small pocket on the right hand side for water purification tablets. This example has plastic snaps.
M1967 Tri-folding E-Tool & Case
This tool had a hollow triangular shaped handle and a shovel blade with one edge sharpened for cutting, the other serrated for digging. The blade could be adjusted to different angles in the same way as the M1951 E-Tool. It folded twice for carrying and was stored in a nylon pouch. My studies have yet to show a picture of a troop in Vietnam with one of these. If you have a picture, please share it and I will post it here on the web page.
M1967 Sleeping Carrier
The sleeping gear carrier is not a nylon version of the M1956 but is a rectangular piece of nylon with 2 long straps and D-rings.