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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 02:30:13 PM »
Saucepans?! How very dare you?! You mean "steel pots", I presume?   :o
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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 02:31:52 PM »
Saucepans?! How very dare you?! You mean "steel pots", I presume?   :o


Call them what you will !! ;D    Tin pots then !! ;D
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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
Getting the thread back on track , time to show the A4 "yellow group " harness and chute pack all together

So here we have "EDDIE"  modelling the A4 harness , unfortunately he has no legs , so I cant show precisely how the harness weaves around the legs and crotch area

the second photo shows how the backpad is contained within a zippered enclosure ,which also doubles up as a bag ,so you can turn the whole harness inside out and zip it up to keep it all together tangle free

Third photo  shows in the area marked , the original "tacks" to keep the harness straps set and out of the way for the original wearer

Fourth photo shows the factory applied "yellow group" material stitched on the harness

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2014, 07:42:31 AM »
Here ,we now show the A4 chute pack connected to the harness , this was a big moment for me as I have waited for a while to get this set up brought together ! ;D

please Note , the pack weighs around 13lbs  , also note if you can ? where the wearers face would be in relation to where the pack would be  ,when the canopy was deployed !!   straight pass the wearers face  !!  the 2 lobster claw hooks on the harness are actually clipped into ,the 2 curved metal retaining clips

I will try and photograph this to show how it looks when the canopy is deployed

Hope this has helped someone ,some way !!

LB
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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2016, 06:45:24 AM »
Here are mine, first the harnesses.
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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2016, 06:49:03 AM »
Observer packs, British, Canadian and Australian.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2016, 06:50:56 AM »
Last Australian Observer pack and C2 pilots assembly, made by Elliott Equipment.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2016, 10:36:31 AM »
Very nice harnesses and packs, super stuff. :)

Here is one of my observer harnesses. The mannequin is wearing an electrically heated Irvin suit, flap type Mae West and his head gear is a first pattern C type helmet which is fitted with modifier plates for the MK IV series of goggles, MK IVb goggles and an E type oxygen mask.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2016, 11:09:15 AM »
Great stuff guys !! We can now see where the Type A4 volved from basically a direct copy of the RAF Observer type ,and also the similarity of the chest packs

Any RAF seat type harnesses to show guys ?

Many thanks for reviving this thread

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2016, 11:13:53 AM »
Here you go, Battle of Britain fighter pilot with 1939 dated seat type harness.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2016, 06:11:46 PM »
Really great parachute gear guys. Lovely to see :)
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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2016, 07:27:43 AM »
Here`s a pretty rare beast, a seat type parachute pack for the Harnessuit, as far as we know, there are only six of these known to exist. Note the cushion with the tag on the side to hold the ripcord housing in place, this is unique to the Harnessuit pack, although that being the only difference i imagine that they were used on standard seat type packs.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2016, 07:38:02 AM »
Here is my friends pack.

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2016, 10:49:21 AM »
Absolutely stunning

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Re: Parachute harness heaven !!
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2016, 12:21:15 PM »
We are very priveledged to see these AM ! Thankyou for posting such a "rare beast"

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