Australia hessian supply parachute for a Storepedo

Accession Number REL44827.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cotton, Hemp, Hessian
Maker Michaelis Hallenstein & Co Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Hession supply parachute with integral green dyed hemp ropes and a maker's tag sewn to lower edge.

History / Summary

This style of Australian lightweight supply dropping parachute, 12 feet (3.66 m) diameter, was developed by mid 1944 for use with the modular storepedo, which was attached to the closed end of the tub. This conversion then allowed the storepedo to be dropped from a bomb rack.