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).
Made by cotton, canvas, and silk, this “seat type” Model 30 Luftwaffe parachute & harness was used used by most fighter pilots. It is one of the RARER German Luftwaffe Parachutes to find, is 100% complete, and is in used condition. 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, there is NO damage or corrosion! It comes complete with the harness system, back & pack pad, rip cord, parachute, parachute bag, and 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. 10-2 K-1
Anforderz. Fl. 30246-1
Werk Nr. 1800375
The webbing harness is labelled ‘Fallschirmgurt’ (Parachute Harness), ‘Gerat Nr. 10 .2. 14, Bauart (Type) Irvin Autoflug’ It also has the reference number and maker’s details plus a relatively faint date of 2 Nov. 1942. It has the correct QR 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 waistbelt.
The werk numbers on each piece match, indicating this is an original set, and not something that was pieced together. All buckles and attachments work as they did 60+ years ago, as well as the quick-release system. I have shown this type of parachute being worn in the last photo. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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