Drouge chute photos


Red Hulsizer finishing the first Nazi-designed drouge chute made from silk ribbons in 1945.  The German engineers were against the Nazis, faked results during WWII and hid the silk leftover in an attic, where it got hot.  Our military brought it to Wright-Patterson, where they used the best they had to make one parachute.  Half of the ribbons broke in the first test, but it still worked better than anything America had.



The finished full-size drouge chute, before the one drop they made with it.  Bill Tolle is holding it on the left and Red on the right.