WW II German Aviation Rückenfallschirm – RH-28 G PARACHUTE – Fw190 Ta152 – RARE!


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You are bidding on a SUPERB and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe late-war RH-28 G Rückenfallschirm (Back Parachute), as ONLY used in late-war aircraft such as the Fw190 D and Ta152!  This was brought back by a US vet at the end of the war.

The Luftwaffe RH-28 Parachute was developed towards the end of the war (1943-45). The demand for seat comfort and quick deployment was important.  In the previous models issues arose during extended periods of wear and at times with fatal consequences (such as the straps breaking away from the harness while opening).   The RH-28 was made slightly different in that the reinforcement was not closed as usual with the SA lock but on both sides at the height of the hip. It was designed for greater comfort, especially for longer flights. The type RH-28 parachute was intended for use by the Kampfflieger and at times the Jagdflieger carried this type chute as well.

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

Anforderz. 402008

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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——————- 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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