Original U.S. WWII USAAF Pilot B-9 Parachute by Reliance Mfg. Co. Dated 1944
Original Item: Only One Available. Officially designated Parachute Complete - Pilot, 24-Foot Back Type B-9 this is an excellent example of the parachute USAAF combat pilots would have worn during WW2. The B9 was just a slight variation of the B-8 which was a well liked backpack style parachute.
This example, complete, with 24’ white silk canopy, all lines, steel rip cord, and a complete B9 harness that is well marked as follows:
Drawing No. 44J9223
Mfg. by RELIANCE MFG. CO.
Gov’t Serial No. AAF 44 1B6072
Mfr. Serial No.
Contract No. W-33-038-AC3610
This USAAF - Back-Type Parachute has a harness that is also well marked and reads:
U.S. PATENT No. 2,475,631
Also included is the original WW2 INSPECTION AND PACKING DATA card that has original date of APRIL, 1944 the owners name and subsequent packing dates in the 1960s.
This is a wonderful example of a WWII U.S. Army Air Force pilot’s escape parachute that was last packed in 1964 and has never been opened since.
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