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ELEVATION OF RECOVERY PARACHUTE: LOW-ALTITUDE AIRDROP OF EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT
Final technical rept. 30 Nov 1965-31 Aug 1966
PIONEER PARACHUTE CO INC MANCHESTER CT
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The report discusses the approaches pursued, and the results and conclusions reached, during the preliminary study conducted to investigate the feasibility of elevating the main recovery parachutes above the flight path of an airdrop aircraft by means of auxiliary lifting parachutes. Preliminary analytical studies and experimental tests were conducted during the evaluation period. The overall objective was to determine the technical, operational, and economic feasibility of elevating the main recovery parachute to achieve a low- altitude airdrop capability of 500 ft absolute altitude or less, as a basis for determining if further in-depth study were warranted. The results indicate that the elevation of recovery parachutes by auxiliary lifting parachutes is not feasible.
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