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US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

Article about: hi guys picked this up from ebay i have no clue as to their originality as i know these are faked i had a look on this web site http://www.paratroop...les/jump-wings/ & the one that appe

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    Question US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

    hi guys picked this up from ebay i have no clue as to their originality as i know these are faked i had a look on this web site http://www.paratroop...les/jump-wings/ & the one that appears on there at least from the front looks near identical but what do you guys think ?

    also if this is a fake is 25 a good price for a good copy ?

    thanks in advance guys
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    Default re: US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

    Nick,
    1st off, it's an American style wing.
    Combined wings were issued to cross trained members of the 503rd PIR and 11th Airborne Division troopers who had taken both glider and airborne qualification.
    Next, looking at the rear, it's clear the badge was cast and not die struck .... which makes things awkward.
    Q).. Was the badge an "overseas" item cast from an original ?

    I think a little delving round the net might help to answer this one !!

    Gary J.

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    Default re: US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

    cheers for your input Gary i don't know why but the link i put in my first post isn't working so here it is again Jump wings | | Paratrooper.beParatrooper.be if you scroll down he has a near identical one to mine as a British made version


    this is the pic of their one from that site ?

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    Default re: US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

    Nick, yours is indeed a British type with that style of pin back, but the
    way it is made does not look correct to me - as Gary says, it is cast
    instead of die struck - and it is stamped 'Sterling' which is not
    the kind of marking I would expect to see on a
    British made wing.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: US (British made) combinded Para/Glider wing

    thanks Steve it seems to be the census that it is a copy but they're pretty good so I'll keep hold of them for display.

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