Seeking info on parachute stores containers

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  1. derekbu

    derekbu New Member

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    Can anyone help with more details on the parachute supply containers shown in the photos below?

    These were used by the RAAF in New Guinea, and known as "Jungle Type Containers", but I think they were fairly common. I'm specifically looking for dimensions.

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    Note that these containers are not the "Storpedo" type, which has a conical nose as shown below:
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    I already have details on the Storpedo.

    Cheers,
    Derek
     
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    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    I'll check my references, but don't think the dimensions are given. From memory, having seen a number of these as used by British Airborne Forces, they were approximately 18 inches in diameter, by five feet in length, including the domed 'shock cap' and the small recess for the parachute pack on the base. Hope this helps.
     
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