We see very well on this picture the EL32 case (gaine) I was used to and discussing in previous posts, with the handle to release it before landing. Again a different system from what we see on the video of the jump on the Salvador pass. They don't seem to be using the EL33 case for the FAMAS however. On other pictures, I've seen Repmen with the weapon directly strapped under the harness of the parachute. Don't know if it's part of the â€œREP way of doing thingsâ€ or if that has become the new standard. In my view, a big dangerous as you could be hurt by your weapon upon landing, if you land sideways (which is most often the case) and fall on it.
We call it a â€œdrop bagâ€ in the Canadian Army and I believe that's the proper English term, makes sense seeing as how it drops between your legs just before you land. Steve would need to confirm though as my officer hands are more accustomed to touching piles of paper nowadays!
Sheath, or fourreau in French if you prefer,
are for holding blades, bayonets, dirks/daggers, sgian dhub (dirk/dagger worn by scots tucked inside of their socks)
A gaine/housse/corset...or can be a matress protection COVER (15 days taule when you pish the bed...unless you swap matress with your binôme. Ah la cameraderie... It knows no boundaries!)