Luftwaffe parachute harness or parts of the seat belt?

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  1. Kurtl

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    These parts were recently found at the crashplace of a Focke Wulf 190. Can anyone tell me what that is? I'm looking for pictures of Luftwaffe seat pelts and parachute harnesses. Who can give me advice? Thanks! - Kurtl
     

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    I think they are very interesting....... But I do not know what kind of
    seat belt arrangement the Germans had.

    Charles
     
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    I think you found a parachute parts - buckles fixing the belts into the fast relase clip located on pilots' chest:
    pilot.jpg
     
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    I think Net Sailor is right.Those are parts of a parachute.In the third and fourth pics we can see mount of a cord for opening of a parachute ( probably )It looks like the one I've marked with the red arrow in the uploaded by me pic.
     

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    Could that handle be part of the parachute too? Found it approx. 20 meters close to the previous parts in this topic. - Kurtl
     

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    I think yes, it is.It looks like contemporary parachure handles.
     
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    Do you have an idea where we could see that piece on a picture how once looked like?
     
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    Thanks, really great pictures!
     
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    Sorry Wurger but these pictures shows a seat chute, which differ than parachute than used by Fw 190 pilots. The Fw 190 pilots were eqiped with a back chutes.
     
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    I know but I think that many elements were common for both kind of chutes.Do you agree?
     
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    Recently saw a german luftwaffe parachute bag (the chute itself was already missing). Here are the pictures. I think they are of interest...
     

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    Hi,
    It seems I haven't seen you here for ages.How are you? Interesting pics,really.:D
     
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    Could my the last posted pictures show a Rüfa12B Rückenfallschirm (Backparachute)? - Kurtl
     
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    Hmm I do not know but thanks for sharing them.

    Where do you find this stuff? At crashsites in the mountains of Austria?
     
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    Re Luftwaffe parachute.
    The last pics you posted are almost certainly from a later war back pack 'chute, a little like the American B4 Type pack. One of the shots shows what appears to be the closing pin, which would be attached to the steel 'Bowden' type cable of the 'rip cord'. Judging by the style of the harness webbing, and what look like the fastening clips, this looks like one of the poorer quality rigs issued, I believe, from about mid to late '44. Having done 502 jumps myself, including freefall, I wouldn't have wanted to use one of those rigs. With a rapid or hard opening of the canopy the harness often hada tendency to rip apart, meaning that the airman and the parachute canopy took separate routes to the ground! Hope this has helped. All the best, Terry.
     
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    yes
     

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