WWII AN 6513-1A Chest Parachute & Harness, Army Air Forces, Ft Benning, Airborne For Sale
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WWII AN 6513-1A Chest Parachute & Harness, Army Air Forces, Ft Benning, Airborne:
WWII AN 6513-1A Chest Parachute & Harness, Army Air Forces, Ft Benning, AirborneThis is an original WWII Army Air Forces chest pack parachute and harness. On the pack it is marked Army Air Forces AN 6513-1A, but in the inspection booklet it is listed as a Type 6514-1A. The serial number on pack and log book do match. The harness is not marked as far as I can tell. The parachute was manufactured in 1942 and the inspection date in the log book is from Fort Benning in 1943. I wondered if this was used in Airborne training, possibly by a jump instructor or maybe by an AAF C-47 crew member. Part of the canopy was cut away for some other use or maybe to Demil it. It is missing gores 1-10 from the hem all the way to the apex. Gores 11-24 are still intact with the lines connected to the pack and are in nice clean condition. I stuffed it in the pack and closed it and externally it looks like a complete parachute. It was a chore to get it in the pack, so it must have been a real job getting a complete canopy in there. The pack looks to be in nice clean condition. One of the female "lift the Dot" receptacles is missing from the flap over the rip cord pins. The fabric is not damaged and the post part is intact so it should be fairly easy to replace the missing part. It is missing one elastic opening band, but the others are all there and in good condition. Payment
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