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Placement of ripcord housing and ripcord pocket would indicate a back parachute. The only USAF back harness in this style would be the B-8. However, the canvas chest guards on the chest strap are absent, and the risers look awful long, almost like a seat harness. Gut feeling is a seat harness that was switched to a back type, possibly for civilian use.
Can you locate the part number? If you can measure the length of the risers I can check it against my original chutes.

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Thanks for your answer. The risers are 42 inches long. I don t get what s wrong with the ripcord pocket. I have seen seat parachutes with the pocket placed in this place.

thanks again

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After looking at the harness again, I realized you are correct. The harness is pictured rather oddly and I thought the housing was tacked up by the chest strap, when it in fact is tacked at the bottom where it should be for a seat pack. If it had been tacked at the top it would indicate a back type parachute such as the B-8.

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