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    M-1950 AIRBORNE WEAPONS CASE QUESTION

    A tragic story of the results improper rigging on the M-1950 case and the transition to the new jump case.

    Improper Rigging May Have Contributed to Paratroopers Death | Military.com

    I found this in my search for rigging instructions for my M-1950 weapons case (never ever to be tested while jumping from an airplane). I would however like to rig it properly for display.

    Can anyone give me a hint (perhaps the document name) on where to find these instructions?
    Google searches have been fruitless thus far.

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    Dug deep & found it if anyone else is curious.

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    We didn't use the Griswold bags...I had my suspicions how to rig them but that's not for sure. I was chuckling reading about water landings again. All is in readiness and when in close proximity you release and drop into the water, in theory. Usually guys would misjudge and release a long ways up. It would be humorous to watch them peddle and windmill until they hit the water a few seconds later...no one wants to water land with equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Regards, Jim
    There you are.
    I thought you would have a good one to go with this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOKED ON HISTORY View Post
    There you are.
    Yeah, I'm here...just busy today.
    Regards, Jim

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    Cool

    Well I managed to avoid any water landings and all but one (1) tree landing. I liked it better that way!
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    Weak Exit..............um?? as an explanation for his death.
    Often when you are carrying mortar baseplates, the barrel or indeed anything over the top in weight, along with your personal weapon and ammo, it is the hike down either Port or Starboard if you are at the tail end that delivers a weak exit, because quite frankly, by the time you have simulated flying around for a God given time at 200 feet, then up to parachuting height and out the door, you are knackered.

    Never understood why the heavy kit were never first and second out the door. I read they believe the static line caused the injury to his neck. it would more probably be the risers if he came out badly, but who knows?? the risks are always there. RIP Airborne Soldier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    who knows?? the risks are always there
    True that Gil, and it seems that the after action reports lean towards user fault rather than actual fault. If his tuck was poor and his head up, one of those could do it. Guys have come down with a foot in the lines and been OK. Hard to say after the fact.

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