RZ-36 German fallschirmjäger parachute piece
size +-50×75 cm less often seen then the RZ20 version.
After Soviet parachutes were recovered in the course of the war and the advantages of their construction could be examined, the RZ 36 was developed based on this experience. The biggest difference was the 67 square meter triangular parachute canopy (after Richard Kohnke also Kohnke triangular canopy) and a harness with a quick release and improved parachute suspension so that the jumper could land upright. It delivered a smaller development thrust with less tendency to swing and a softer landing and was on May 6, 1943 by Dipl.-Ing. Schauenburg patent pending.
The triangular shape is said to have given the parachute some propulsion. However, the parachute could hardly be steered, which is why it turned uncontrollably with the wind and in this case the landing with the additional parachute propulsion became even more dangerous. This was the reason why many soldiers rejected the triangular umbrella. The RZ 36 was occasionally used by the Stößer company during the Ardennes offensive in 1944. A combination of the better harness with the parachute canopy of the RZ 20 was also reported.