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RAF GQ Parasuit Auxiliary Parachute and Ejector Bo

This sprung-loaded Auxiliary Parachute and Ejector Board are for the RAF GQ Parasuit.

The board is fixed to the apex of the main parachute, packed inside the special GQ Parasuit.
Once deployed, the flaps open at the rear of the suit allowing the spring loaded auxiliary parachute to deploy bringing with it the attached ejector board, which in turn pulls out the main chute from inside the suit.

The GQ Parasuit was designed specifically for Aircrew Operating in tight or unusual spaces where a conventional parachute harness and Life Jacket would be unsuitable, for example, the Boulton Paul Defiant Gun Turret (see photo's).

This ejector board and auxiliary chute are in excellent condition.