WW II German Aviation Sitzfallschirm – HIGH ALTITUDE PARACHUTE – Me262 He162


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You are bidding on a SUPERB and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Model 30 IS24 Sitzfallschirm 10-404.G2 (Seat Parachute), Fl. 30231, as ONLY used in conjunction with late-war high-altitude fighter aircraft!  Used specifically in the Me262, He162, Do335 and others!  This was brought back by a US vet at the end of the war.

The Luftwaffe Sitzfallschirm Model 30 IS 24 (Fl. 30231) was based on the original British Irvin parachute, which German copied once the war had broken out.  it was worn by fighter pilots in Me109, Ju87, Me262, Me110, as well as crew members in larger aircraft that had a bucket-type seat.  It features the copied RAF quick release box (although the Germans added a safety key to prevent accidental depression and potential premature release).

The difference between the standard Seat Parachute and the High-Altitude version, was the addition of a small oxygen tank stored in the seat section.  This allowed the pilot to attach his oxygen mask to the unit, thus giving him much needed air when bailing out at higher than normal altitudes.


Made by cotton, canvas, and silk, this “seat type” High Altitude Model 30 Luftwaffe parachute & harness was only used in Fighters and Interceptors.  It is one of the RAREST seat-type German Luftwaffe Parachutes to find!  This version incorporated a “D-ring” style rip cord pull.  Overall condition is SUPERB, showing only normal age from storage!  Though there is some slight scratching on the metal fittings, but NO damage or corrosion!  It comes complete with the harness system, seat & back pad, rip cord, parachute, parachute bag, carry bag, and 6 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:

Fallschirm mit Hohenatmer HAS16

10.404 G-2


The webbing harness is labelled “Gurtzeug”‘ (Harness), Gerat Nr. 10-2. 33, 2406764, indicating it is a MATCHING set, and not something pieced together.  It has the correct quick release box with engraved German text reading ‘To Release harness : Turn and push’.  Text on the side of the box reads ‘Gesichert’ (Safe) and ‘Ensichert’ (unlocked). The safety ‘key’ is attached via a narrow webbing lanyard secured to the harness and a wide canvas webbing waist belt.  There were two variants of this high altitude system, with this one being the LAST model they made.  It was simpler than the earlier one, having a more basic oxygen unit and hoses (the oxygen hose went straight up the middle, as opposed to the side and connecting to the waist belt/locking system).  Sadly, the oxygen unit is missing…but they come up form time to time (one is currently listed on ebay, but needs restoration).  The pouch that stores the oxygen unit can be seen in the listing photos.   All buckles and attachments work as they did 60+ years ago, as well as the quick-release system (though a bit stiff).  EXTREMELY rare, this is the only one I have seen of its type!  Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!


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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. 


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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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