World War II Troop Type Parachutes AXIS- By Guy Richards. World War II Troop Type Parachutes is uniquely suited for anyone interested in the history of Airborne Troops, and is profusely illustrated with unpublished period and contemporary photographs. Collectors, modelers and history researchers will be able to identify all of the Troop parachutes used by the Axis powers in World War II. Technical data, drawings and packing instructions are also included for those who own, or find a vintage parachute. The narrative describes the developmental history of the equipment and employment technique. Incidentals such as aircraft types, tactical uses, uniforms and even insignia are mentioned if they alter or refute what has previously been accepted as fact. This initial volume is devoted to the three Axis nations that formed paratroop units: Germany, Italy and Japan. The chapters are arranged in the approximate chronological order of development. The book is 8.5” by 11” and has approximately 220 photographs and illustrations, some in color. One of the only detailed reference works on Axis parachutes. 144 pages.