M*A*S*H Tents

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MickjaggersSoulpatch
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M*A*S*H Tents

Post by MickjaggersSoulpatch » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:18 pm

I have been trying for the past few days to find some where any trace of the tents they used in M*A*S*H. I've gone to local surplus stores, I've scoured the internet for plans, or any sign of them, but drawn a complete blank.
So my question is, what the hell are these tents? and where can I get/ make one?

P.S. (I've just watched the episode Bug Out pt. 1 and took some notes on the frames. But I'm still not sure on the particulars of the construction.)

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Re: M*A*S*H Tents

Post by Kret » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:56 am

I need to second that question.

The M-1945 GP Tent and M-1950 GP Tent are not the ones, even if used in real Korean War (hexagonal base). Also, the stove for M-1950 is completely different from that in the movie.

I saw M-1942 squad O.D. model that looks similar but is three times as long.

Would anyone have an idea, what was the "Swamp" made from?

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Re: M*A*S*H Tents

Post by hottestlips » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:07 am

Did you guys have any luck with this?? Would love to know!

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Re: M*A*S*H Tents

Post by GoranWC51 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:58 am

The tents used for "The Swamp" , Hotlips quarters, etc were all the M-1934 Pyramidal tent, but with the winterization kit added, which meant adding a door, and covering the door opening, among others.

The first photo is showing such a tent used as an officers latrine, something that did occur in the TV series as well.
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Re: M*A*S*H Tents

Post by GoranWC51 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 am

The latrine tent:
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