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My New WW II Aviation Find

Article about: Several weeks ago I found a large lighted display case on my local Craigslist. When I went to buy it, the seller asked if I would have any interest in a piece owned by his Father-In-Law? I l

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    My WW 2 parachutes are Luftwaffe. One is A pilots chute and the other is for a Fallschirmjager. I also have the metal shipping can for the Fj.
    then there is my US issue chute for a paratrooper, I've got several jumps on that one.
    Sarge

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    I'd be interested in seeing your Luftwaffe chutes, I have a small collection which includes a 1939 dated Fliegerblouse.

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    I spent a little "Me Time" this Father's Day and set my parachute display. Today I was in my display room and wanted to see how the chute would look on one of my torsos. It looked fine but something was missing; a flight suit. So, I added the AN6550 summer flight suit and this is how it looks. The display is sitting on a TV turntable which allows me to rotate it for a 360 degree view. What do you guys think?

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    Brilliant items you have there!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Great purchase,just out of curiousity whats the differnance between a fighter pilot and Airborne shute?and why please cheers..............

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    I agree with Leon. You should really try it to see if it still works!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Great purchase,just out of curiousity whats the differnance between a fighter pilot and Airborne shute?and why please cheers..............
    This chute, used generally by fighter pilots, is a seat type chute where the pilot actually sits on the chute. Airborne chutes are worn on the back and the harness also allows for the attachment of a reserve chute in front. You might also be interested in knowing that the actual parachute from seat type chutes like mine have been known to be converted into reserve chutes.

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    Aircrew chutes are also smaller than Fallschirmjager chutes - of any country.
    Sarge

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    Tweaked my USAAF Pilot display this afternoon. He's wearing an Officer's wool OD shirt under his AN-S-31 Summer Flying Suit. Over the flying suit is a C-1 Emergency Survival Vest complete with a M-1911 .45 Automatic pistol. Around his throat is a T-30-S Throat Mic. The parachute of course is the AN 6511-1 Irving Seat Type Parachute.

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