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Old 12-04-21, 09:30 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-21, 09:38 PM
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As in what way Normandie? Authenticity, or time period?
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Old 12-04-21, 09:50 PM
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Hi Bill,
I think both are original, I may be wrong
But to be more precise I try to know when these wings have been worn.
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Old 12-04-21, 10:29 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 13-04-21, 11:33 AM
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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.
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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...
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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...
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No excuses not to buy it.

https://servicepub.com/product/jump-wings
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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.
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Thanks for your input !
What about this one, seems to be another post war made ?
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Yes, absolutely post-war. Ken's book will help you identify the type and year(s) of production.
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