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RAF Observer parachute pack & metalwork

RAF Observer parachute pack & metalwork

Code: S22662


By Irvin Air Chute (IAC).  Stores Ref. 15A/156 (pack alone) or 15A/141 (with canopy).  Two point quick connector chest pack.  Attaches to the Observer type harness by the engagement of a pair of steel loops with a pair of hooded snap-hooks located on the chest.  This example is manufactured in the usual sandy coloured plain weave duck canvas.  It is complete with all the webbing grab handles, rip-cord flap and rip-cord handle housing.  Manufacturer's details are printed directly onto the pack 'Irvin Air Chute, Aeroplane Type - Two Point Quick Connector'.  It is marked with a serial number and is dated 31 Dec. 1964.   An earlier serial number has been erased - this presumably relating to an earlier canopy.

The pack is a bit grubby through use but is in very good condition and stencilled 'AVRO' to rear.  It is fitted with the original/correct metalwork for attaching to the harness, a full set of bungee cords and ripcord/handle.  The pack contains a 24' diameter Irvin Air Chute nylon canopy complete with rigging lines dated 1964.   It's serial number matches that of the pack.  Although a post WW2 issue pack these are still difficult to find and would make an excellent display piece in lieu of a wartime example.  Stock code M22662.