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New magazines with paratroopers on cover — 2 Comments

  1. Hello Wouter.I was wondering if you could do an article on the length of rope a paratrooper carried.

    • Hello Layn, I could do that, but I don’t have that much information about this. There were two types, as you may know: the early type was 3/8-inch (9,6mm) and 33 feet long (about 10 meters). The second type had the same length, but it was a bit thicker at 5/8-inch, and was of a looser plait. This was done because the first type was found to be too slippery. The second type was introduced in late 1944, early 1945. I hope this helps.

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