US Army Field Ration Type D - triple pack

US Army Field Ration Type D - triple pack

Code: M23887


W: 16.5cm (6.5")H: 10cm (3.9")D: 2.2cm (0.9")


By Hershey Chocolate Corporation.  U.S. Army Field Ration D.  Waxed card carton approximately 16.5 x 10 x 2cm containing three four ounce bars of type D rations.  Instructions on the carton state these 'should be eaten slowly (in about half an hour).  Can be disolved by crumbling into a cup of boiling water, if desired as a beverage'.  The ration was designed to be small & light, highly nutritious, heat resistant and palatable rather than tasty so that soldiers wouldn't eat them except in case if emergency.  The type D was normally an individually wrapped ration but these triple packs were also produced to provide a soldier with his full daily1800 calorie requirement.  This rare example was found in a USN survival backpack but they were also used by the US Army and USAAF in various survival kits.  Extremely rare.  D rations are now widely reproduced as originals are very difficult to find.  We have never even seen a triple pack making this a very exciting find.  There is some insect damage to the rear and sides of the carton but overall condition is very good and all text is completely legible.  Stock code S23887.