Need information about US Army T-Ration

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Re: Need information about US Army T-Ration

Post by mreheater72 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:09 pm

Hi guys and Tyr,

here some pictures from the "tray ration storage" in my basement:

Some of my metal trays:
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Metal tray “Spice Cake with Vanilla Crumb” date packed 3204 (2003), the code works so as housil mentioned:
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Metal tray “Apple Coffee Cake” dated packed 4166 (1994):
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Metal tray “Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Crumb” dated packed 5257 (1995):
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Polymeric tray “Chicken Teriyaki” dated packed 1284 (2001):
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Polymeric tray „Pork Sausage in Cream Gravy“ dated packed 5189 (2005):
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housil wrote:As I only have metal and plastic from 2003, so I guess 2003 was the year of changing as I don´t have younger in metal, nor older in plastic. I would appreciate if someone can post/link some official information about the year of changing
In the NATICK PAM 30-25, 5th edition from April 2002, side 4, article “Comments” you can find the following information: “Replacement of the H&S metal tray can with the polymeric tray container is currently in process”.

Additionally the NATICK PAM 30-25 6th edition from April 2004, side 4, article “Comments” gives the following information: “The H&S metal tray can has been replaced with the polymeric tray container; phase-in was completed during the 2003 production”.

Here is the appendant link:
http://www.natick.army.mil/soldier/about/food/history/

I opened and ate one metal tray “Spice Cake with Vanilla Crump” date packed 1995 in summer 2007: It was delicious. Compared to that the “new generation” cakes which were packed in plastic sheet molded already a few months after date of pack!!

By the way Tyr, from which region in Germany do you come from?

So long mreheater72

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Re: Need information about US Army T-Ration

Post by CaptBob » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:24 pm

One of these days I'm going to have to get seventeen of my bravest friends over for breakfast and I'll open up my "Omlet with Bacon and Cheese" tray dated 2044 (Feb 13, 2002).

And they can wash it down with all those MRE coffee packets I've collected!

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Re: Need information about US Army T-Ration

Post by kman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:18 pm

Wow, CaptBob...I hope you invite over either people you don't want to be friends with for long or only your really, really best friends...because that Omelet is going to test them. :-)

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Re: Need information about US Army T-Ration

Post by CaptBob » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:52 am

Ooooh... sounds like a challenge to me!

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