USAAF QAC A5 parachute pack
Type A5 Quick Attachable Chest (QAC) Pack. Manufactured by Switlik Parachute Co. Inc., Trenton, New Jersey. Dwg. Group 2 'Yellow' pack for the late war quick attachable A-5 chest type parachute harness. Olive drab cotton duck material with heavy webbing grab handles on 3 sides. Yellow patch sewn to the ripcord flap indicating that this is a Group 2 'Yellow' pack for use with harnesses with snap hooks. Complete with cadmium plated steel loops for attaching to the harness. Also fitted with correct ripcord handle/ripcord and bungees (the latter with wear). Marked with serial number, clear May 1945 manufacture date and later stamps. Also complete with 24' canopy and drogue (February 1945 dated) - this has not been complately removed as it is clearly properly packed, has full rigging lines and appears to be in excellent condition. The actual pack is also in excellent lightly used condition. An excellent display piece. Stock code S21138.