PROTOTYPE CLUSTER-PARACHUTE RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR A 50,000-LB UNIT LOAD. VOLUME 2. DIRECT DESIGN ASPECTS
Final rept. May 1968-Jan 1969
PIONEER PARACHUTE CO INC MANCHESTER CT
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The report covers the direct design aspects of the selected prototype cargo recovery assembly for airdropping heavy unit loads in the order of 50,000 pounds. The detailed design of the components is covered as well as stress analysis to determine the margins of safety for the materials selected. Material lists and weights for the components are provided. Laboratory testing of individual components and strength efficiency of stitch patterns are shown.
- Gliders and Parachutes