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Ivan Chisov's Ripcord
Ivan Chisov's Ripcord.jpg

Origin

Ivan Chisov

Type

Parachute Ripcord

Effects

Fall protection

Downsides

None Identified

Activation

Contact

Collected by

Agent Jennifer Lockhart

Section

Ralston-127D

Aisle

908495-4295

Shelf

863849-2854-615

Date of Collection

June 19, 2004

[Source]


Origin

Ivan Mikhailovich Chisov (1911 - 1986) was a Soviet Air Force lieutenant who survived a fall of twenty three thousand feet. Chisov was a navigator on a Soviet Air Force Ilyushin II-4 bomber. In January 1942, Luftwaffe fighters attack his bomber, forcing him to bail out of the plane. Although he had a parachute and held onto the ripcord, he did not open it for fear it would just make him an easier target for angry German pilots as he hung from the harness. The plan was to pull it below the level of the battle - instead the thin atmosphere caused him to lose consciousness.

Chisov struck the edge of a snowy ravine at an estimated speed of between 120 to 150 mph, then slid, rolled and plowed his way to the ground. Several cavalrymen saw him and rushed to his side only to discover that he was alive. He survived the fall with several severe injuries including spinal injuries and a broken pelvis. Despite it all he was able to fly again after only three months.

Effects

Protects possessor from falls, preventing fatal injury As in they are kept alive, not safe. Broken limbs and other serious conditions are common but recoverable, as the artifact imbues enhances healing potential.

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