not sure if i posted both of these pics before, but here they are again. the first shows the web gear worn from the early/mid-60s(?) right up to the end of the DDR; the second shows the UTV equipment that was designed to have replaced it when the wall fell.
i would beg to differ with the photo re. the intended layout for the UTV set though... when i set up my rig i positioned each item as i thought it actually would be in use; shovel dead centre on the back with handle pointed down, canteen to the [wearer's] right of the shovel and gas mask pouch to left of shovel, ammo pouch on front right, and grenade pouch on front left if there is space.
also, on earlier set, i think the bayonet would fit between the yoke strap and the buckle, not to its left as shown.