That original Irvin is super super cool Rene.
I have a very good book based on Leslie Irvins developmental work on parachutes.
"Sky High Irvin"the story of a parachute pioneer by Peter Hearn.
and forewarded by Sir Douglas Bader (who technicaly owed Irvin his life).
The top image is Jimmy Doolittle,another flyer saved by the Ervin chute who went on to greater things.
Those who survived a bail out with an Ervin chute in the early day's were all members of a club whose name evades me at the moment.
The last image is the Irvin chute factory at Letchwort UK in 1926.
Sorry about the order of the images
Hope this was interesting.
Very impressive and diverse collection Rene. I only just noticed this thread, excellent stuff
Whatever its just an opinion.
Thought to show 2 arch enemies together
The steel is hot to touch when they are this close together
Here's a shot of mine, of more junk that's been professionally arranged for a book cover of sorts, can't wait for the pro shots
Last edited by reneblacky; 01-30-2012 at 07:56 AM. Reason: added pictures
A credit to you and your collection Rene.
Well done mate.
Very nice collection, René..
I actually live pretty close to where you are.. How do you source your mannequins/bodyforms?
EDIT: I must have missed the part where you answered this exact question! Not to worry!
Well Done Rene Looking Good Mate