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#1 Dijkhuizen

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:37 AM

Hello,

 

I found this bag/case on Epay several weeks ago.

After searching trough several USAAF gear books I couldn't find any information.

Hope someone on the forum could tell me more about this bag.

 

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#2 jerry_k

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:48 AM

Rigger made USN flying bag! Nice find!

 

Cheers,

Jerry



#3 Dijkhuizen

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:46 AM

Hello Jerry,

 

Thanks for the information. Is their any book or online source I can find some info concerning these bags.

 

Regards,

 

Christian



#4 phantomfixer

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:00 AM

Looking at the materials 1940's construction? maybe 1950's?  Looks like a modern flight helmet bag design....This is a cool bag...why USN specific? are there other examples similar?

 

totally dig it



#5 jerry_k

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:30 AM

Hi. 

Canvas is WW2 USN grey canvas used with parachute pack or M592 survival kit. Well know for any USN aviation collector. 

 

 

It looks like 100% custom made special for pilot or navigator person, one of the kind.

 

Cheers,

Jerry



#6 phantomfixer

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:40 AM

Maybe it is my pic but the canvas looks tan/kahki...not the grey canvas... will yield to your Navy knowledge... ... I like it too...


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#7 jerry_k

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:44 AM

Here you have more info about it:

http://www.usmilitar...ger-made-items/

 

 

 

it is typical USN grey canvas, also a characteristic is a reverse side...(inside bag).

 

Cheers,

Jerry




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