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WWII Luftwaffe Aircrew Parachute #1

True Details 1/32 WWII Luftwaffe Aircrew Parachute #1 First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2013 Manufacturer True Details
Subject WWII Luftwaffe Aircrew Parachute #1 Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32511 Primary Media Resin
Pros Exquisite casting Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

First Look

True Details is one of many brand names produced and sold by Squadron Mail Order. In this release, someone has really hit on a great idea. This is a resin casting of a 1/32 scale World War II era butt pack parachute and harness. This is a typical parachute system for a Luftwaffe fighter pilot or aircrewman and it is nicely laid out just like you'd expect to see it on a wing or tail surface for the pilot to don.

WWII Luftwaffe Aircrew Parachute #1

You'll recall that the metal bucket seats in the World War II fighters have no cushions and a rather deep bucket. The parachute pack drops into the bucket as the pilot sits in the aircraft and serves as the cushion on most missions and then proves the essential canopy to save the pilot from a stricken aircraft. True details has captured this pack nicely and will look great painted up and laid out on the wing of a Bf 109, Ju 87, Me 262, He 111, etc..

My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!

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