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    It's a lot of gear to be toting around. Glad I was on a boat and not the ground.

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    Looks like he secured the bottom strap about halfway up the barrel. Or perhaps was it cut off and rigged higher.

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    It's a lot of gear to be toting around. Glad I was on a boat and not the ground.
    How long can you tread water?

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    Also interested in this.
    I see that the lower strap is either not used at all ( tied around end of case only) or worn very loosely around ankle/ calf area of leg.
    I can see that the big horizontal loop in + or _ center of case is where the web belt was threaded thru.

    But, still not sure how the loop in top corner of case was used- what is that attached to?
    I'm looking at a pic of the T-5 US Parachute.
    See some straps that may be the answer, but does anyone know for sure?
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    I can confirm there was a lower strap with buckle as well, that went around the calf muscle of the barrel end, which in effect, was kept close to the leg allowing a free rolling position when they hit the ground, to save any damage to the barrel.
    It wasn't the best method, but concentrated the mind on ensuring you landed prepared for the side left roll in his case. The higher the waist band the less chance of injury and clearance for the legs to roll naturally.
    A similar situation was used by Britishicon Paras, wearing the sten on the chest which caused lots of injuries to the chest area. It was then changed to be part of the container which was lowered on a 15 foot rope attached to the parachute harness and capable of quick detachment if needed ie landing in water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
    Also interested in this.
    I see that the lower strap is either not used at all ( tied around end of case only) or worn very loosely around ankle/ calf area of leg.
    I can see that the big horizontal loop in + or _ center of case is where the web belt was threaded thru.

    But, still not sure how the loop in top corner of case was used- what is that attached to?
    I'm looking at a pic of the T-5 US Parachute.
    See some straps that may be the answer, but does anyone know for sure?
    Great info everyone. I am also puzzled about the loop and what it was designed for.

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    Apparently I have too much time on my hands.

    Looking further at the T-5 chute, I'm thinking that the Jump Case was attached to the straps on the chute, rather then the webgear underneath.
    I can sort of visualize that the waistband strap of the chute ran thru the center rear big horizontal loop and the loop on the upper corner of the case ran thru one of the diagonals?

    But, I have seen pix of soldiers wearing the carbine jump case on the webgear after ditching the chute on the drop zone.

    There must be a manual or something somewhere, ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
    Apparently I have too much time on my hands.

    Looking further at the T-5 chute, I'm thinking that the Jump Case was attached to the straps on the chute, rather then the webgear underneath.
    I can sort of visualize that the waistband strap of the chute ran thru the center rear big horizontal loop and the loop on the upper corner of the case ran thru one of the diagonals?

    But, I have seen pix of soldiers wearing the carbine jump case on the webgear after ditching the chute on the drop zone.

    There must be a manual or something somewhere, ha!
    About having too much time on your hands: When the wife is around, look busy.

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