Original U.S. WWII Airborne Type A-4 Aerial Delivery Container Parapack

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition WWII US Army A4 Aerial Delivery Container (also called a Parapack or Paracaisson). The A-4 and A-5 Aerial Delivery Containers were two types of delivery containers that were used by the Airborne Divisions on D-day in WWII. "Type A-4 is an adjustable reinforced canvas container, 12" X 24" x 30". One end is opened for loading and is closed with laced flaps. It can be used for the delivery of supplies such a rations, medical supplies and clothing. (Clothing, however, one item which is often dropped in bundles, free fall, as there is no danger of damage). Two corrugated fiber boxes 12" x 12" x 30 were available to be used with this container for additional protection of fragile articles. The Type A-4 container was the first to be developed and was standardized in November 1940. It was primarily intended for dropping supplies to Infantry, Cavalry and Armored Car units." This Parapack is in very nice original condition. The color is Olive Drab and has what looks to be all of the original straps and hardware. The straps are all easily adjustable. Original data label is enclosed and indicates that it was manufactured by the Indianapolis Tent and Awning Company.
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