RAF Dinghy Seat Pack Type A Mark 3*
stores reference 27C/2445 and designed to carry the single-man fighter pilot Type K dinghy which was carried folded within the pack attached to the seat type parachute in place of the usual Sorbo rubber seat cushion. The MK111* pack was identical to the earlier Mk11 but with the addition of an external pouch to house the emergency bail out bottle which was introduced in April 1944. Manufactured in heavy olive drab cotton canvas, broadly rectangular in shape with a separate cover attached with press-studs which are all in mint condition. These packs have internal stowage pockets to house the accessories not carried within the dinghy itself; this example is empty of contents. The exterior of the pack carries a multi-lingual label stitched to the cover with basic operating instructions in English, French, Czech and Polish. The pack is complete with lanyard and quick release connectors to attach to the '41 pattern Mae West. The whole set is in virtually mint faultless condition and would be impossible to improve upon and would certainly match the collectors maxim to ‘buy the best you can afford.’ Please check out the K dinghy mast and sail as well as the emergency rubber water cushion and inflator which we are also listing today and which would have been originally stored within a similar pack.