Shelter Half Tent, first pattern introduced in 1940 .
Issue per individual is one shelter half tarp, five pins and one pole, to be usually carried as part of the individual Field Pack – thus, TWO individuals carry and occupy ONE complete tent, shelter . The back of the tent is shaped like an inverted V, while the front is open . The tent, shelter is made of 33-inch wide, 7.9 ounce khaki cotton duck material. When complete, it comes in TWO sections which button together to make it into ONE two-man tent (one half is right side out, while the other is inside out, in order to make buttons & buttonholes match for fastening) . Ridge height is 43 inches . The wooden pins (rounded) are 9 inch in length . The above design makes extensions possible, by using 4 shelter halves, in order to provide a tent for 4 men.