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RAF seat type parachute assembly

Code: S22810


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RAF Seat Type Parachute Assembly.  'Parachute, Single point, quick release with seat pack. Type C-2.'  Stores reference 15A/197. Commonly referred to as the 'pilot's parachute'.  Classic white webbing with central black & red fleck and an Irvin label on the front left riser.  Correct fully rounded quick release (QR) box, waistbelt, ripcord housing, ripcord/handle and chocolate coloured backpad.  The parachute pack itself is also manufactured in the less common chocolate brown cotton and has a small label printed  'Stores ref. 15A/197' and Air Ministry King's crown.  It comes complete with bungee cords.  The canopy is absent and the pack has been padded to appear complete.  The webbing harness is in good/good '+' clean condition. It is unlabelled and there is no evidence of one having been removed.  The pack is in very good to excellent condition with only light soiling.  A seat cushion is fitted, this is rather grubby and although the Sorbo rubber insert feels a little 'stiff', it is still quite flexible.  The backpad is in excellent condition bar light wear to the straps and stud fasteners.  A very good example of  a rare wartime seat harness.  This makes an impressive display piece.   Stock code S22810.

RAF seat type parachute assembly