RAF crew bag / parachute bag

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  1. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    I have 5 or 6 of these excellent bags. Smaller than the AN6505, they make great bags for storing jackets in and i use one for my gym bag .

    Much cheaper than an Eastman.

    No internal pockets, there are several canvas flaps that (i presume) protect a parachute pack from the zipper.

    This one has a small round illegible stamp and the owners name. Others i have have got the road arrow or even a sewn on label.

    I think they are cool


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  2. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Aero could be persuaded to make a repro .........;)
     
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  3. B-Man2

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    I think they look cool. I’ve been looking around here in the US however, can’t seem to find one. If anyone out there can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    If i was to show you my example , i think you would all laugh at it !!! :(
     
  5. B-Man2

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    Carl
    I can’t envision you ever having anything that wasn’t mint at the very least . :)
     
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  6. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Honestly !! This one is bad !! Someone has tried being the AAF artist on it !!!! :(:mad::(:mad:
     
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    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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  9. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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  10. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    OMG Carl!
    You are like the rest of us after all.
    You actually own something that doesn’t have the issued box with it.
    From a purely unbiased point of view, that’s a real eyesore.
    But don’t despair .... I know a guy here in the US who will take that thing off your hands and never tell a soul, saving you from any further embarrassment.;)
     
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  11. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Your just too kind Burt ! :D
     
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  12. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    It is a bit of an eyesore isnt it !!!
     
  13. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Send it to me... for a pattern!
     
  14. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    You having a go at "repopping" these Dave ?
     
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    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Usually winter is when I get back into the sewing room.
    Dave
     
  16. B-Man2

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    Dave
    Not trying to put you on the spot, so I’ll just ask if there might be a possibility that your considering doing a few repros ?
    Cheers
    B-Man2
     
  17. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Have never seen that particular RAF bag before. Looks like a jet helmet bag to me. We’ll see. Finding acceptable materials, especially the zip and the right weave webbing might make it unreasonable from the get go. But I t looks like a perfect weekend sized bag to me!
    Anyone have one in the states?
    Dave
     
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  18. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    The original bags here are a fairly good sized bag.
    The smaller repro sold by Soldier Of Fortune is actually the best size for a weekender. There’s a picture of it in Smithy’s SOF Thread.
     
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  19. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    I thought this bag was different and smaller than the “parachute/gear” AN6505 bag. I have a couple of those large bags. I figured this was a real RAF issued bag that is about the same size as a US helmet bag. Is this RAF bag a fantasy sized bag?
    Dave
     
  20. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    I think the original RAF bag is close to the same size as the US kit bag.
     
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