Original WW2 RAF Parachute Bag

Original WW2 RAF Parachute Bag

Code: 52136

SOLD

An original Royal Air Force Parachute Bag dating from the Second World War and in good condition.

These bags were used throughout the Second World War and are now synonymous with Aircrew, particularly Bomber Command, during this period.

The bag is made from a heavy khaki canvas and features two reinforcing straps which run the entire circumference of the bag, becoming handles at the top. The bag fastens with a 'DOT' brand bras zipper which is typical of the period. The bag features flaps to the interior, one of which has been un-picked but is still included with the bag .

The bag is in reasonable condition with various signs of wear and use which are to be expected with a bag of this vintage. Both handles have frayed as indicated in the pictures. The zipper works well although there is s tear to the fabric which is again shown in the pictures. As long as the bag is treated with care this won't get any worse. There is also a section of stitching missing lead to a hole on one of the side seams and there is wear to one of the bottom corners. The bag still displays well but please study the pictures before purchasing. 

All in all a nice bag which displays well and has a very authentic used look. These are becoming rare and sought after bags and it would make a good addition to any collection.