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RAF Observer Parachute Pack & Metalwork

RAF Observer Parachute Pack & Metalwork

Code: M19056


Stores Ref. 15A/156 (pack alone) or 15A/141 (with canopy). Two point detachable 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 less common and slightly lighter weight / darker coloured plain weave duck canvas. It is complete with all the webbing grab handles, rip-cord flap and rip-cord handle housing. The label is King's crown Air Ministry marked.

The pack is a little grubby in places and has a period repair to the rip cord housing flap/lift-the-dot fasteners. No ripcord or bungees are fitted but it does have the original metalwork for attaching to the harness. It is currently packed out/stuffed with pieces of parachute canopy but this is not complete and serves only to improve the shape and appearance. Due to the weight you may wish to buy this empty and reduce postal costs a little. Very good used condition overall. Extremely difficult to find. Stock code P19056.