Parachutes / Mae Wests

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RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring.

 

Trapezoidal "D" ring pull-handle for an Irvin parachute - I think for a back type parachute because the hole for the cable is on the "short" side of the "D", requiring an "upwards" pull.  Nicely marked and retaining its nickel plated finish. If you need one, you need one!

$55 / £40 / €45

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RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

RAF Irvin Air Chute parachute D-ring

AAF parachute back pad/cushion (repro).

Excellent reproduction AAF parachute back pad/cushion of the type used for both seat type and chest type parachutes. Khaki canvas with sorbo rubber / foam insert and webbing straps. Brand new condition.

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AAF parachute back pad/cushion (repro)

AAF parachute back pad/cushion (repro)

AAF parachute back pad/cushion (repro)

AAF parachute back pad/cushion (repro)

WWII or early post war period commercial life vest probaby for passengers on commercial flights.

Single chamber, blue grey rubberized fabric life preserver fitted with an auto-inflation mechanism as well as a top-up tube. Fastens by one webbing tape around the waist and one tie at the front. It looks like a cross between a German Luftwaffe issue vest and a USAAF issue B-5 but is marked Knapp and Monach, St. Louis, USA on the mechanism. No other markings that I can see. Lacks cartridge but in excellent, unused condition.

 

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US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

US commercial life vest 1940s

AAF Back Pack parachute "ripcord" comprising "D" ring and cable with release pins still attached.

 

Back Pack parachutes were used throughout the war, from 1942 onwards, by both fighter pilots and bomber crews, although they are thought of as somewhate scarce (and are certainly less common than either the seat pack or the clip-on chest pack). This ripcord comprises the D-ring handle with long cable and a series of 4 release pins, all of which are present. The handle is stamped AN 6571-1 with a W in a circle.

 

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AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord

AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord

AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord

AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord

AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord

AAF Back pack Parachute ripcord