RAF Stores Ref 15A

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deanw
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RAF Stores Ref 15A

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I know RAF Stores reference 15A is Man-carrying Parachutes.

Is there a list of 15A reference numbers, like there is with 22C flying clothing?

I'm trying to identify which aircraft this combination would be used:
  • G.Q. Parachute Assembly, Back Type, Mk.38A (Stores ref 15A/1162)
  • GQ Pack Type 'B' Mk.19 (Stores ref 15A/946)
It's from the 1960's.
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Re: RAF Stores Ref 15A

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A list: but only as was at one period in time! Hope it is what you want!
Sect 15A-ManCarryingParachutes.pdf
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Re: RAF Stores Ref 15A

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The B Mk 19 parachute appears to have been used on the Vampire T11. Don't know about the B Mk 38A, its a bit too new for me!
The pack 15A/946 was apparently used (see page 53 of the AP1086) with a parachute Type 26A although I don't know what aircraft type use that.
15A/1162 is mysteriously not listed.
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Re: RAF Stores Ref 15A

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Thanks Terry, appreciated!

The Pack Type 'B' Mk.19 and Parachute Assembly Mk.38A were used together.

The Vampire makes sense.
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No mention of the parachute 38A in this Vampire book:
Vampire T11 Aircrew Equip 3B Seats.pdf
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Thanks again Terry, appreciated.

Price is quite high, but see here: https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/5336745 ... KOREA.html

(Yes, I know the description is wrong, the seller has a history of wrong descriptions.)
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Re: RAF Stores Ref 15A

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Here is a Parachute Mk 26A (15A/917) fitted with a Pack B Mk 19, or at least it would be if there is anything inside the pack;
15A917 Para Assy Back Type Mk 26A & Pack B Mk19 (1).jpg
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