Engineering Evaluation of Age Life Extension, T-10 Harnesses, Risers and T-10 Troop Chest Reserve Parachute Canopies. Supplement I - 1964-65 Year Classes
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND PERSONAL LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT LAB
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An engineering evaluation of T-10 troop-type harnesses, risers, and chest reserve parachute assemblies of year classes dates of manufacture 1964 and 1965 was conducted by laboratory testing of component materials. The data obtained from limited samplings from Fort Bragg, No. Carolina, Alaska and the Panama Canal Zone indicated a generally serviceable condition for this equipment at nine and eight years of total age. Taken with more extensive data and with the technical background and criteria developed in the earlier basic report 72- 59-CE, DDC AD 742-668 of the same title, dated March 1972, it was concluded that the recently extended 13 year risers and harnesses and 12 year canopy assemblies limits are fully substantiated for these 1964-65 classes. Subject to later check testing, further extension of the age life limit may be found appropriate.
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