WW II German Aviation Fallschirmjager – RZ20 PARATROOPER PARACHUTE – NICE!


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You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe RZ-20 Fallschirmjager Parachute, Fl. 30272!  These were used by all paratroopers when jumping from the Ju52 and He111.

The Fallschirmjäger were the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. Throughout World War II the Fallschirmjäger commander was Kurt Student.

In 1941, Fallschirmjäger adopted the RZ20 (Rückfallschirm, Zwangablösung or “Backpack Parachute, Static Line Deployment”) parachute, which is distinguished from its predecessors by the harness’s four quick-release ports. Each release port can be opened by two quick actions. 

Due to the excellent deployability of the chute from the pack tray upon exiting the aircraft, the trooper would be under a fully inflated canopy just over 120 ft from the plane.  This allowed them to jump super low (80-100 meters) and kept them out of the air for long periods of time.


Made by cotton, canvas, and silk, this “backpack type” RZ-20 Parachute & Harness are in EXCELLENT used condition!  Some marks and wear on the outer bag…as well as a slight tear (probably from a bad exit), but otherwise FANTASTIC and COMPLETE!  All quick release buckles function correctly (though some tabs are a bit sticky to insert).  As it is in used condition, there is some slight scratching on the metal fittings, as well as some marks and wear due to the age, but nothing that detracts. 

It comes complete with the harness system, static line, camouflaged canopy, parachute deployment bag, and outer bag.  The camouflaged parachute canopy  is packed tightly inside the bag, and is 100% complete.  Though not shown in the listing photos, there is some wear to the canopy, including a small tear.  The outer bag itself is nicely marked, and indicates:


Sprungschirm fur Fallschirmtruppen

10-431 B-3
Fl. 30272


A prominent “Ju52” is stamped into the front, as well as a faded “He111” (these indicated how to set up the static line when jumping out of the specific aircraft).  It does not contain the original log book..however blank ones do come up on auction, if one wished to replace it.  Overall a VERY NICE addition to any collection or display!


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——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 


——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  


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