Luftwaffe parachute harness, backpack type as used by FW190
figher pilots and other aircrew. Pack is minus silk, and
has no rigger booklet, otherwise complete and ready for
Includes all six rare bungees (with FL marking) the back
pad, and the D-ring rip cord. Also includes the snap-on
accessory clip which blocks unwanted buckle release. These
pieces are usually missing from surviving packs.
Nicely marked buckle unit with FL#, clips also FL marked.
Pack shows serial number, other markings have faded to
Condition very good to excellent, showing normal cockpit
wear and dusty from long-term storage. Aluminum back pan
shows scuffing only, no dents or cracks. No repairs or
stains. This parachute harness still accurately reflects
the wartime appearance of the typical hard-worked Luftwaffe
fighter pilot as he may have appeared in 1944.
Buckle turns freely but pins are a bit sticky from not being
used over the years, dried out factory grease will loosen up
with use or careful application of fresh lubricant.
Note we filled out the pack a bit with packing materials for
the photograph. A more realistic presentation can be made
with foam rubber cut to shape. Bungee cords are correct
size and original to the pack, however, buyer will be wise
to extend the hidden ends of the bungees with rubber bands,
as I have done, to prevent damage by fully stretching the
60+ year old metal springs.
This pack is an incredible piece of Luftwaffe aircrew kit
for the advanced collection. An appropriately uniformed
Luftwaffe pilot mannequin will be a true standout when
completed with this rig.