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NORMANDIE18 12-04-21 09:30 PM

opinion on these 2 canadian parachute wings
 
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Hi,
May I have your opinion on these 2 canadian parachute wings. The wings of the top one have been white painted. I assume they are post-war / 50's.
Kind regards
Normandie18
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Bill A 12-04-21 09:38 PM

As in what way Normandie? Authenticity, or time period?

NORMANDIE18 12-04-21 09:50 PM

Hi Bill,
I think both are original, I may be wrong :confused:
But to be more precise I try to know when these wings have been worn.
Kind regards
Normandie18

Bill A 12-04-21 10:29 PM

Ok.
The top one appears to have been blanco'd? It looks like the wartime pattern. The second one is a Type 8 in Joyce's reference. Circa 1949.

NORMANDIE18 13-04-21 05:28 AM

Thanks for your help Bill ! Indeed, the top one have been blanco'd. Appart from the marple leaf I don't see other difference with the other wings.
Normandie18

Bill A 13-04-21 11:33 AM

Do you have a copy of Ken Joyce's JUMP WINGS? That is the essential reference.
Note the colour of the maple leaf, the weight of the embroidery in the shroud lines, the up-sweet of the wings, and the width of the canopy. There may be more details that are hidden by the blanco.

NORMANDIE18 13-04-21 03:17 PM

Thanks again for your much appreciated help Bill ! Unfortunatly, I don't have Ken Joyce's book jump wings :( . Try to find a copy of it...
Normandie18

Phillip Herring 13-04-21 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by NORMANDIE18 (Post 545957)
Thanks again for your much appreciated help Bill ! Unfortunatly, I don't have Ken Joyce's book jump wings :( . Try to find a copy of it...
Normandie18

No excuses not to buy it.

https://servicepub.com/product/jump-wings

NORMANDIE18 13-04-21 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Phillip Herring (Post 545961)


:)

cw2311 14-04-21 02:52 PM

As Bill mentioned, the paint on that wing does hide a telltale feature, more in relation to the thread colour. However, there are other features that are indicative of a post-war wing. IMO, both are original post-war wings.

NORMANDIE18 14-04-21 08:39 PM

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Thanks for your input !
What about this one, seems to be another post war made ?
Normandie18
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cw2311 14-04-21 10:13 PM

Yes, absolutely post-war. Ken's book will help you identify the type and year(s) of production.

NORMANDIE18 15-04-21 09:21 AM

Thanks for your help :)


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