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COMBINED MILITARIA DISCUSSION => AVIATION HANGAR => SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT => Topic started by: littlebuddy on March 01, 2018, 03:21:28 AM

Title: My new addition to the fold ! a fantastic condition Type B8 back type chute
Post by: littlebuddy on March 01, 2018, 03:21:28 AM
Took me sometime ,but finally i have a great example of the Type B8 back style parachute harness complete with original canopy . This came from Joshua De Jong , of the RIGGER DEPOT so im 100% confident of its originality and provenance .
The remarkable thing about this ,is that it was/is  named to a guy called STREED . Even though the ASN has been marker penned out ( Joshua does assure me that it is a period marker) is that i have a single ply tan visor ( crusher  for want of a better word) named to a Maj Streed.

With Josuhas help we have now determined that it is the very same guy !! Fate ?? That these 2 items should be thousands of miles apart then become reunited with each other ??  or just my doggedness determination to get the best example of items that i can ,but get a double whammy from them being from the same guy !
Title: Re: My new addition to the fold ! a fantastic condition Type B8 back type chute
Post by: Scarecrow on March 01, 2018, 03:28:53 AM
Carl,

That is unreal!  The chances of randomly reuniting those two pieces...well let's just say the odds would be better to win the lottery.  Great find!

Paul
Title: Re: My new addition to the fold ! a fantastic condition Type B8 back type chute
Post by: littlebuddy on March 01, 2018, 07:50:26 AM
Carl,

That is unreal!  The chances of randomly reuniting those two pieces...well let's just say the odds would be better to win the lottery.  Great find!

Paul

Paul , its quite unbelieavable really isnt it !??   im still trying to get my head around it !!!
Title: Re: My new addition to the fold ! a fantastic condition Type B8 back type chute
Post by: ScottG on March 02, 2018, 08:33:06 AM
   Awesome bit of luck to reunite those items! And, congrats on the chute as I know you have been searching patiently for a longtime for the right one.  Scott
Title: Re: My new addition to the fold ! a fantastic condition Type B8 back type chute
Post by: littlebuddy on March 02, 2018, 02:38:06 PM
   Awesome bit of luck to reunite those items! And, congrats on the chute as I know you have been searching patiently for a longtime for the right one.  Scott

I certainley have Scott ! But a bit of luck ,patience and networking and i dont think i couldnt have found better !