Re: Silk Car on PRR 1943
According to the US Army Quartermaster Museum website, the cargo parachutes were initially made of cotton and later they were made from rayon:
Looking through all of my references (I spent part of my youth jumping from perfectly good airplanes) I've been unable to ascertain what the canopy of the T5 chute and the other personnel parachutes was made of.
How many cars were equipped for this service?ï¿½ I wouldn't guess there were a lot of them.
On 12/15/2016 9:39 AM, 'Gatwood, Elden J CIV CESAW CESAD (US)' elden.j.gatwood@... [STMFC] wrote: