Navy Seat Harness
The seat parachute was standard issue for Navy and Marine pilots during the first half of WWII. Adopted in the 1920's, it faithfully soldiered on until replaced by the QAS beginning in 1943. The most common style was built by the famous Naval Aircraft Factory, although others were contracted out to various civilian firms like Pioneer, Switlik, and Standard. The seat parachute is correct for Midway and early war engagements - in fact, we built several dozen for the new "MIDWAY" movie in production.
This faithful reproduction follows the original construction in all the details. The harness is built with the AN style black dotted webbing, and is permanently attached to the pack tray. Featuring beautiful color matched navy gray canvas and binding tape, the pack is sewn with period cotton thread. Built in the Naval Aircraft Factory style, it has the white, undyed reinforcement webbing and the distinctive ripcord pin flap held by bungee cords. Complete with the NAF data panel, stamps, and all internal loops/flaps/reinforcement detailing. The comfortable seat cushion is hand tacked to the pack tray. The back pad, equipped with period thick felt padding, white webs and nickel snaps, adds the final touch of authenticity.
Want to add a parachute canopy or foam filler? See the Canopies & Fillers page!
Standard Price: $795 (Email us to order - ships in 3-5 days)
The early style with solid white Type X webbing can be special ordered upon request - email for more information.