Examples of parachute use in first half of 20th Century
Europe Date:1940 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
Brief history of the use of parachutes early in the 20th Century. Allied Spad aircraft taxi from flightline in World War 1. One pilot pursuing another in their respective World War 1 airplanes. Numerous World War I airplanes in "dog fights." Post-war "barnstormer" being pulled by parachute from wing of a Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny) airplane. Soviet soldier jumping from a parachute training tower in 1930s. Infantry, cargo and weapons being airdropped from Soviet Tupolev R-6 bombers in flight. A Soviet manned vehicle being airdropped from a few feet by airplane. (The soldier jumps up unhurt after landing.) German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 trimotor aircraft early in World War 2.
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