6 comments on “Fallschirmjager, Grüne Teufel, Green Devils. Part 1

  1. Fascinating post. Two things spring to mind. 1. Is parachuting anything like that today? 2. I so couldn’t do it – would have to be physically pushed out.

    • The Luftwaffe got it wrong, they had one attachment between the chute and harness. The allies used two, providing a more stable, steerable chute. Mine was a standard 28 foot canopy, designed to get you down alive, but it certainly wasn’t a comfortable landing. 🙂 Modern chutes, particularly sports ones, are more like aerodynamic wings than canopies, allowing you to make a soft landing.

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