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Old 05-27-2019, 11:47 AM   #20
Collectinsteve is offline
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Well done Gene! As far as I'm concerned, mystery solved! This is most likely a pilot's parachute. The overall design is nearly identical to the US WW2 pilot's chute you linked to.

The camo, I suppose, was to help disguise the parachute once discarded. I know that one of the first things a pilot is supposed to do when he hits the ground is hide all traces of his chute.

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