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#1 Pudgy (V)

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:52 PM

Can someone please help me with this parachute canopy? I wanted to know if this is a reserve canopy, and did the paratroopers use these? The canopy is marked CANOPY ASSY DWG NO 43G26405. There is also the number 24 stamped on it. From what I researched, the reserve chutes were a 24 panel, but I can't seem to find this particular drawing number anywhere on the internet.
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Dave

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#2 northcoastaero

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

Looks to be a USAAF chute.  The book titled The Parachute Manual Vol. 1 by Dan Poynter would most likely contain information

on the application.  Unfortunately, I no longer have the book.  WWII seat chutes also contained a 24 ft. canopy.  Possibly back

parachute assy's.?



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:37 AM

Thank-you! I think the same canopies were used by both paratroopers and the AAC. I have been combing the net, and I can't seem to find anything on this particular 43 drawing number.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:09 AM

I talked to the forums WWII parachute expert. He informed me this is the correct parachute for a T5 pack, just a later version from the 42 drawing date. Just wanted to complete the post in case other members have the same question in the future.

#5 phantomfixer

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

The AAF had a modified B8 system for the ball turret position...it used a 24 ft also IIRC 




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