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Crikey Dustin !! that's some info !! thanks

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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littlebuddy,
Yes, the risers are supposed to go through the loops like that. It was a great improvement over the A-3, which required hand tacking with thread to keep them in place. The D-rings are there for life raft attachment.

Dustin - What you refer to is the modification of the A-4 with an improved bang box, correct? Originally too much force was required to operate it and these were modified to operate under 10-15 pounds of torque and 27-33 pounds to depress the button.

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littlebuddy,

Yes, the risers are supposed to go through the loops like that. It was a great improvement over the A-3, which required hand tacking with thread to keep them in place. The D-rings are there for life raft attachment.

 

Dustin - What you refer to is the modification of the A-4 with an improved bang box, correct? Originally too much force was required to operate it and these were modified to operate under 10-15 pounds of torque and 27-33 pounds to depress the button.

 

Referring to the "bang box " mine takes one hell of a thump to release it !! is it because of the age or is it an pre modified version Joshua ??

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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I am stepping out of my comfort zone on this topic, I used these docs for emergency equipment and life rafts not paying much attention to parachutes so I didn't process that info so be gentle. The excerpts posted above just happened to be on a doc that had relevant info to me.

I was trying to present that A-4 harnesses with quick release boxes were being modified and manufactured late 1943 thru 1944 and from other doc's discussing expedited shipping to UK only 1-2 weeks. This is relevant to a comment made by Johan wondering if harnesses reach the ETO before VE-day. Both modified and factory made harnesses reached the ETO prior to VE-day, modified in 1943 and factory mid-late 1944.

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I am stepping out of my comfort zone on this topic, I used these docs for emergency equipment and life rafts not paying much attention to parachutes so I didn't process that info so be gentle. The excerpts posted above just happened to be on a doc that had relevant info to me.

I was trying to present that A-4 harnesses with quick release boxes were being modified and manufactured late 1943 thru 1944 and from other doc's discussing expedited shipping to UK only 1-2 weeks. This is relevant to a comment made by Johan wondering if harnesses reach the ETO before VE-day. Both modified and factory made harnesses reached the ETO prior to VE-day, modified in 1943 and factory mid-late 1944.

 

Hey Dustin its all great info for me buddy !!! im trying to take it all in and learn as much as I can on the item that I have !! thank you very much !!

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Referring to the "bang box " mine takes one hell of a thump to release it !! is it because of the age or is it an pre modified version Joshua ??

Most likely age....it can be easy for grit to get into the grease, and with time the grease will become crusty, both of which clog the mechanism. This was one of the major reasons the Navy rejected the quick release and stayed with three-point snap hook harness. Some bang boxes actually have the part numbers "x" over and the new one stamped on top of it!

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I am stepping out of my comfort zone on this topic, I used these docs for emergency equipment and life rafts not paying much attention to parachutes so I didn't process that info so be gentle. The excerpts posted above just happened to be on a doc that had relevant info to me.

I was trying to present that A-4 harnesses with quick release boxes were being modified and manufactured late 1943 thru 1944 and from other doc's discussing expedited shipping to UK only 1-2 weeks. This is relevant to a comment made by Johan wondering if harnesses reach the ETO before VE-day. Both modified and factory made harnesses reached the ETO prior to VE-day, modified in 1943 and factory mid-late 1944.

Great information Dustin, I hope I didn't come across as being hard on you. BTW, astounding emergency equipment collection!

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Oh no, I don't know the technical aspects so cannot get into that discussion. I was sharing what info I had found to help shed more light on other peoples interests. I cannot discuss the exact context as your rebuttal in post #28.I will spend some time in the near future and put together a timeline of parachutes from the eyes of the 8th Air Force Service Command . Some of the documents have break downs on what bombardment and fighter groups had in stock monthly.

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Interesting Dustin !! thanks for that !

 

lb

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Fascinating stuff Dustin !!

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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