Made by cotton, canvas, and silk, this “backpack type” RH28 Luftwaffe parachute & harness was used specifically by Fw190 an Ta152 fighter pilots. It is one of the RAREST of all German Luftwaffe Parachutes, is 100% complete (including the inspection log and bag), and appears to be in NOS condition.
Similar to the earlier backpack style, this version incorporated a totally new ripcord, harness system, and streamlined backpack. The ripcord is the “ball version”, which replaced the more common “D-ring” style that had a habit of catching on clothing and other equipment when exiting the aircraft. There are also two new-type quick release harness points, that you squeeze from each side to release.
Overall condition is SUPERB, showing only normal age from storage! Though there is some slight scratching on the metal fittings, with NO damage or corrosion! It comes complete with the harness system, pack pad, rip cord, back pan, parachute, parachute bag, carry bag, inspection log, and 3 bungees. The parachute is still wrapped tightly inside the bag, and is 100% complete, however I have not attempted to remove it to view overall condition. The bag itself is nicely marked:
Gerät Nr. 10-409 A-1
Werk Nr. 1076440
The werk number on the inspection log matches that of the chute, indicating it is the original to this set. All buckles and attachments work as they did 60+ years ago, as well as the quick-release system. The back pan does have some small marks due to the age, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance. Comes with a standard carrying bag. I have attached a photo of this EXACT type of parachute being worn by Oberfeldwebel Walter Loos as he prepares to enter his FW-190 D (note that he is also wearing tennis shoes, as opposed to the standard issue boots). The last one I had of this type sold for over 4000,00 euro, so I have listed the buy it now price accordingly. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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