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Old 14th June 2006, 07:04
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Re: Colour of Fallschirmjager parachutes

Over at AHF Moderator 'Peter H' of the Luftwaffe section of that forum made this reply:

German parachutes used at Crete in 1941 by fighting personnel were either in cammo or white silk.Photos of the drop show a mix of white and cammo parachutes.Officers at Crete were said to be issued with white parachutes to act as a rallying point.The RZ16 parachute was still the basis for the force but some sources suggest the new RZ20 was used by some paras as well.The RZ20 subsequently used until 1943 were purely made in cammo.

Food and supply canisters had white parachutes,medical supplies had yellow chutes,weapons and ammo,green parachutes.
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