Accession Number:

AD0007325

Title:

TESTS ON A MODIFIED TYPE ' 'R' ' PARACHUTE. VALETTA C MK. 1 VL.262

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROPLANE AND ARMAMENT EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT BOSCOMBE DOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The type-R parachute with a static line 18-22 ft long tied to a 50-lb pack closing tie and to the apex of the main canopy was satisfactory for low-level about 300 ft dropping of packages either manually or by means of an ejector platform from the paratroop exit of Valetta aircraft. The apex tie was a single loop of 150-lb cord.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE