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WW2 Parachute? What is it?

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#1 Screamingeagles101

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

Hello, does anyone know what this this is exactly? The seller says it's a WW2 Parachute. 3a3f55f2c08dcc86b849d57b00a15d42.jpga08775f422f1433b21b352949c84e5d0.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

I have a chance to buy it, just want to know what the value is and if it is an authentic WW2 parachute.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:23 AM

Judging by the nomenclature it is just the canopy, not a complete parachute assembly...could be a cargo chute, or a drag chute.....



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:56 AM

It's not a troop chute. Cargo I would say. 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:24 AM

It's not a troop chute. Cargo I would say. 


Thoughts on value?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

Should be a diameter stamp on there too somewhere...looks to be a 24 or 28 ft white nylon canopy for the style used by the USAAF/USN seat and back pack chutes...but without the diameter stamp...i cant be sure...others with more knowledge on survival kits will know..

if it is a 24 or 28 foot canopy ...I have sold these for 49.00 to 125.00 with uncut shroud lines



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

Should be a diameter stamp on there too somewhere...looks to be a 24 or 28 ft white nylon canopy for the style used by the USAAF/USN seat and back pack chutes...but without the diameter stamp...i cant be sure...others with more knowledge on survival kits will know..
if it is a 24 or 28 foot canopy ...I have sold these for 49.00 to 125.00 with uncut shroud lines


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

Interestingly, the data panel is missing the drawing number which would pinpoint exactly what you have. However, from the other nomenclature we can confirm this is a 24' diameter nylon canopy. Kayser was a very small company and only produced a small number of parachutes.

 

This canopy was used in nearly every WWII parachute assembly, from seat packs, to back types, to chest types, and even troop T-5 reserves. Postwar, many were also converted to cargo use after their useful human life support time span.

 

As far as value, without lines, demilled, about $100. If it is complete with lines, $130-$160.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:56 AM

Interestingly, the data panel is missing the drawing number which would pinpoint exactly what you have. However, from the other nomenclature we can confirm this is a 24' diameter nylon canopy. Kayser was a very small company and only produced a small number of parachutes.
 
This canopy was used in nearly every WWII parachute assembly, from seat packs, to back types, to chest types, and even troop T-5 reserves. Postwar, many were also converted to cargo use after their useful human life support time span.
 
As far as value, without lines, demilled, about $100. If it is complete with lines, $130-$160.
 
Joshua


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