entrenching tool

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a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches

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If the tube hole is worn, you'll need to replace the entrenching tool.
Something of a minor design breakthrough in entrenching tools can be seen with the Field Spade manufactured by Glock (the same people who produce the Glock pistols).
Each figure is outfitted and equipped with a field jacket, steel pot helmet, shirt, trousers, combat boots with gaiters, automatic rifle, entrenching tool, web belt, canteen, ammo pouches, and assault gas mask bag.
I gestured to the hidden entrenching tool, still below the fender.
The blast fractures the soil, allowing it to be removed easily and quickly with a standard entrenching tool.
The belt and suspenders support carriers for ammo, field dressing, compass, canteen and entrenching tool.
The underground blast fractures the soil, allowing the soldier to remove it easily and quickly with a standard entrenching tool.
Before designing the now-famous Glock 17, Gaston Glock's Vienna-based company built polymer entrenching tools for the Austrian army.
Shovels and entrenching tools were in short supply for both sides, but more so for the Confederates.
Soldiers get one-and-a-half duffle bags of equipment, from desert camouflage uniforms and sleeping bags to mosquito netting and entrenching tools.
From French foreign legion hats to cowboy hats, from Army blankets to 'space' blankets, from entrenching tools to dental tools, and everything in between.
From response to shipboard emergencies to dealing with beachhead obstacles; blowing holes in concertina and movement through minefields under fire; cliff assaults; attacking machinegun nests, pillboxes and bunkers; securing accesses off the beachhead and defending against counterattacks; hand-to-hand combat with knives, entrenching tools, their helmets, feet and fingers.
Those not detailed to provide covering fire unhooked their grubbers (small entrenching tools with a hoe on one end and a pick on the other) from their waist belts.
More than a few Canadians tried in vain to make their rifles work by kicking the stuck bolts or hammering at them with their entrenching tools, and some died with jammed and useless Ross Rifles in their hands.