Jump to content

Parachute log book , whats the "R" stand for ?


Recommended Posts

I recent aquired this AN6510 seat type harness . i was looking through the logbook and noticed the letter "R" being used in the "REMARKS" section of the book

The same letter appears on the underside of flap of the canopy tray as well

Could anyone cast a light over this ?

post-106122-0-78342800-1464043920.jpg

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"

 



donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

underside of flap

 

post-106122-0-79416100-1464044059.jpg

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"

 



donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is indeed "repacked." Repacking a chute didn't require the same amount of inspection to the chute and shroud lines that packing a deployed chute.

 

Allan

Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

donation2007.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thankyou guys ! very much appreciated !

Also just to confirm one other detail , on the inside of the front cover it states the make as "fashion frocks " which I know as a contract for canopies the canopy pack is marked "Irvin" and the harness is marked "NAFI (national automotive fibres inc ) is this the norm ? Or have I bought a "Frankenstein "

 

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"

 



donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

The "R" in the log book is not related to the stenciled marking on the pack. The marking on the pack stands for "Replaced," indicating the pack was replaced at that date. Packs were notorious for wearing out quickly and most assemblies in service for a good length time will have packs replaced.

 

Standard practice is to mark packs on the web ripcord pin buffer inside the ripcord protector flap. If the harness is replaced, it is to be marked on the right hand chest area of the main lift web, on the inside. If you check your harness, it'll probably be there.

 

The pack probably wore thin, most likely around the edges of the steel frame, which necessitated replacement. Harnesses were required to be replaced every 3 years, so if it was placed in service in 1943, it would have been about due in 1946. At the depot, they would have used whatever was on the top of the pile for replacement, leading to the variety of manufacturers you see there.

www.theriggerdepot.com - Replica WWII Parachute Gear

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much guys ! I was afraid that the "46" was a replacement date , would this affect its value at all ?

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"

 



donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Thanks for all the comments and help , very much appreciated .

 

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"

 



donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.