US Army Camouflage Parachute Canopy 1943

$499.00 NZD

US Army Camouflage Parachute Canopy 1943

Here we have a 24 foot diameter camouflage parachute canopy made in 1943 by the Hightstown Rug Co Parachute Division.We believe this is the canopy of the reserve ‘chute attached to the T-5 Harness that was used extensively throughout WW2.These canopies were frequently cut up to use as neck scarves by the troops after dropping. The canopy is in very good condition with only two slight tears both near the edge of the canopy.Some panels are OD green instead of camouflage which could be QM repairs or perhaps the manufacturer using up stocks of fabric.The stamping on the skirt of the canopy reads:

CANOPY ASSEMBLY DRAWING No 42G2019 2

ORDER No 43-2114

SERIAL No AAF43 – 394894

DATE OF MFG OCT 1943

MFG BY HIGHTSTOWN RUG Co

PARACHUTE DIVISION

AMR 716 M3

 

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US Army Camouflage Parachute Canopy 1943