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1954 back type parachute ID needed


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i'm thinking of picking this up as a wall filler but before i do i was wondering just what the hell it was used in? all i can tell is that it was made in 1954 by pioneer and that the model # starts with P, which probably just means pioneer.

 

and what would be a decent deal on it?

 

thanks, should have the pic up in just a bit...

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Value depends on if packed..condition etc...the container is usually a darker green nylon...so it is intriguing..pics of the front and stamps...and log book if available

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WWII Parachutist

It's a commercial, non-military chute. Although Pioneer did make parachutes for the military, this is one of their civilian versions. Typically these can be had for not more than $200 in my experience.

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I was just replying as the last reply came through, was going to say its a civilian rig. You can see the old CAA which today would be FAA TSO number.

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most of the military rigs that made it into sport parachuting were pretty extensively modified (container wise) with the flaps being rigger extended to accomodate

the extra bulk associated with a sleeved (opening shock inhibitor) C-9 or Paracommander, etc.. parachute, which can increase the pack volume substantially.

That rig does look commercial and if sold as a primary/emergency parachute, bears the resemblance thereof.

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