RAF harness suit parachute pack

RAF harness suit parachute pack

Code: 10243


Scarce RAF harness suit parachute pack.

This is an Irvin manufactured seat type parachute pack for the dual purpose harness suit. The two side straps clip onto the internal harness hooks found at the rear of the harness suit. The pack is specially designed just for the suit, as it has a number of differences to the standard seat type parachute harness pack. There are no webbing straps on the underside to secure to a harness, and there are two large quick opening side flaps to swiftly release the parachute canopy. If required, there are press studs to fix a seat cushion. A rip cord and sleeving would be stitched to one of the top flaps for the canopy release (Not included) and this would terminate with a special D-ring webbing holder which clips on to the side of the harness suit (see last 4 photo examples).

This example is in excellent condition. It has a superb Irvin manufacturer's label which is designated type 'S.S.' and dated 1940. There is no canopy (just packing) and the harness and two clips have been fitted for display purpose.

A rare item and ideal for displaying with a harness suit.