WW2 RAF pilots k-type dinghy

WW2 RAF pilots k-type dinghy

Code: 10118

£695.00
 

RAF fighter pilot type, k type dinghy.
Stores Ref No. 27C/1927.
Introduced by the Air ministry in 1942 to aid pilots who find themselves bailing out over the sea.
This dinghy is in a very good 'used' condition.
The rubberised fabric is still very supple and it will easily inflate, and 'stay up' (see photos).
The user instructions are printed in several languages and these can still be seen, although they are a little faded.
All the straps and 'D' rings are present, as are the bellows straps, inflation tube and stopper, CO2 cylinder sleeve, moulded Thwart housings (one replaced) these are for the separate board to hold the mast, both forward and rear spray aprons (the one for the airman's legs is 'crusty' and split, see photos).
The underside has the large stabilising pocket and the floor is in a good condition (may have been re-rubberised at some time).
Overall condition is a very good, but 'Used', inflatable K-Type dinghy.

Due to ongoing issues with European Customs, this item is NOT FOR SALE to the EU.