British Parachutes

Special Forces

Jean-Louis Perquin

Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Illustration :
250 photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782352504429
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 10 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This is the first volume of a new collection dedicated to the evolution of techniques and materials used by special services and special forces.

In October 1940, the British Intelligence Service tested the lower filtration means in occupied France by parachuting blind man Phillip Schneidau near Montigny, on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau.

The British parachute would then quickly establish itself as one of the main infiltration methods and was adopted by the Allies, including the American Operational Groups in Jedburgh, and OSS (Office of Strategic Services, the precursor of the CIA).

This study will focus on parachutes Type A and X. Its successor, the PX type, is also discussed and made to better understand the differences and developments.


“If you are interested in Special Forces, their equipment; parachutes, or parachute operations; or even general military history from WWII then this book is highly recommended.”

- Britmodeller

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