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Table 2 Different components of load carriage ensembles with various load magnitides, its placement at body regions, and equivalence with percentage of body weight

From: Soldiers’ load carriage performance in high mountains: a physiological study

Mode Weight (kg) Components Percentage of body weight (%)
Existing load carriage ensemble of Indian Army 10.7 Haversack (HS)- at the waist, Web (WB)- at the front waist region, Rifle- hand-carried 16.2
Do 21.4 Back pack (BP)- back, HS, WB, Rifle 32.3
Do 30.0 BP, HS, WB, Rifle 45.3