British (Airborne) X Type Parachute(Canopy) MK.I And Inner Bag MK.II - Nice Used Condition
One of the most iconic pieces of British Airborne equipment;
The British X-Type Parachute was developed in 1940, proved a highly successful design, especially when compared to the cruder German parachute. The X type parachute was used by British Airborne troops throughout the war and on a large scale during D-Day and the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.
The X Type consisted of four parts:
2. The inner bag
3. The outer pack
4. The harness
This particular listing compromises the X Type inner back MK II and parachute. The canopy measured 714cm in diameter. It was made alternatively of silk, cotton (ramex), and nylon. The rigging lines have unfortunately been cut off there is a label fitted on the canopy with following writhing DPG No CD 30048 ussue REF 128 MK.I 'X" The original inner bag is also fitted with original label; markinbg G.Q. Pack, Inner Type X. MKII and Ref No. 15A/509. It comes without the staticline
A very rare piece of British Airborne equipment that can be upgraded.