I have a complete 1979 dated, D-6 Soviet parachute rig that I am selling from my collection. This is the parachute used by the Soviet Airborne Forces (VDV) during the Cold War. These parachutes are exceedingly rare, if not impossible to find in the United States unlike US military parachutes that you can find all day long. In fact, I can find a complete WW2 German parachute with ease compared to these. I can’t stress this enough; they simply are non-existent here. I was able to get my parachute from an acquaintance who snuck it out of Kazakhstan 20 years ago.
The parachute is a complete system and includes the D-6 parachute itself (container, main canopy, pilot chute, suspension lines, risers, harness, automatic deployment device, and static line), the Z-5 reserve parachute, storage bag, and packing tools.
Its condition is great for its age, no issues at all with the main canopy, hardware, suspension lines, container, or harness. The container and harness are in excellent shape with no cuts, holes, fraying, or excess wear. The main parachute has been deployed and will need to be packed. The reserve parachute has not been deployed and is packed. The suspension lines are not tangled and have been stored neatly. The storage bag that the complete parachute system is stored in is a bit worn. Under my possession, the parachute has been stored in a climate-controlled room within a Plano 108 qt Sportsman trunk to limit any exposure to the canopy. It has been well taken care of.
*A word of note: The reserve parachute was made AND ISSUED in all different colors, gray (silver), blue, orange, etc. They were NOT all in tan.
I am limited by the number of photographs that I can put in this ad. I can send more upon request.
For the militaria collector who is the ultimate completionist, this parachute is a perfect addition and centerpiece to your serious Soviet militaria collection.
$2900 Negotiable. I am not shipping. For this amount of money, I would suggest visiting and inspecting the item in person. That way you know what you are getting upfront before any money is exchanged. Simply contact me to arrange a meeting time. Meet and pick up in Frisco. Cash only. Please have the exact amount. I
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