NVA-Ration K-Portion

Discussions about rations from other countries - IMPs, EPAs, RCIRs, etc.
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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by housil » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:41 pm

Garron wrote:Pinch of luck is right, all I have seen for sale is the Iron Rations (compressed biscuit type in a small metal tin, E-portion I think).
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Still available at ebay Ger, sometimes for just €1 :wink: :shock:

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by Bypah » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:09 pm

Garron wrote: :D The border guards (Grenztruppen) had the best deal, a field canteen with food being brought to you in large boxes that kept the food warm( similar to the US ones, the name I cant remember)

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Kamaraden...Great find!!!! :D

Gaz, Are you referring to the Mermite insulated food containers ??? :?: :D found these pics on ebay...
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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by Garron » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:32 am

Yes Bypah, thats its.
Somthing similar to that.

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by housil » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:17 am

Garron wrote: Somthing similar to that.

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Your similar is exactly this: :wink:

Essenträger ("food carrier")
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This "Mermites" are called "Thermophore", available in many shapes and sizes.

"We" had this, jerry can shaped, one´s:

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Thats why every soldier still has his "Pickpot" and cuttlery at his web gear.

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East and west German Armys had almost the same. Heritage of 2nd WW Wehrmachts equipment (until today :mrgreen: )

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by Garron » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:20 am

Heres a picture of them in use by the Grenzers.
Gak_chow.jpg
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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by housil » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:56 am

Garron wrote:Heres a picture of them in use by the Grenzers.
Gak_chow.jpg
Gaz
Do you have a pic from another view?

The "blue case" is an ordinary bottle case, the yellow seems like another "case", maybe filled with the "Pickpots"?


Have you ever seens the movie NVA?

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by housil » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:43 am

See my scan of the (genuie!) NVA papers of the K-Portion, released by the Ministry of National Defense (of East Germany) in Feb. 1989

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Definition and (two) kinds

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Contents

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Packing

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Values

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Way of packing (three layers)

Gaz, you also will need this:

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Handbook of basic military knowledge

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by Garron » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:32 am

There were 2 pictures from that set that I saved, the resolution of the images is not that good,

Here it it,
Gak_snack.jpg
I've got the FIlm NVA, its quite good. Shame it doesn't have English subtitles. I only understand a little.

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by housil » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:00 am

Garron wrote:There were 2 pictures from that set that I saved, the resolution of the images is not that good,

Here it it,
Gak_snack.jpg
This?

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Seems like the ordinary mess kit (Pickpot)to me...

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...or something similar

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Re: NVA-Ration K-Portion

Post by Bypah » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:28 pm

ha ha ha ha ha ha.... :lol: :lol: That movie is funny... Specially the intro in their website :D :D
Poor Fidel....lol
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