Personal, Back Pack, Type BA22, United States Air Force


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Type BA-22 Parachute is also designated as the 50C7024-22 Parachute. The parachute can be manually operated or automatically released.

Collection Item Long Description:

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Physical Description

United States Air Force Type BA-22 Personal backpack parachute; manually or automatic operated system; sage green nylon harness and container assembly pack; chest strap with "V" ring and quick fit ejector snap; leg straps with "V" ring and quick fit ejector snaps; "D" pull ring on left shoulder strap; green nylon Type C-9 28' flat circular parachute with 28 risers; Model Number SDU-5/E Distress Marker Light in red plastic case in lower left snap pocket attached with a white nylon cord.

Credit Line

Transferred from the Central Intelligence Agency

Country of Origin

United States of America


Nylon, webbing, aluminum, steel, metals


Overall: 53.34 x 40.64 x 15.24cm (1ft 9in. x 1ft 4in. x 6in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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