Accession Number:

AD0781220

Title:

PPK-U Parachute Device,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The PPK-U is an integrated semiautomatic device designed to pull the ripcord on a parachute or other airborne rescue system. It can be set for altitudes of 0.3 to 8 km. and time delays of 0 to 5 sec. With a weight of 950 g., it is protected and sealed against environmental factors, and adaptable in six major variants for use with different types of equipment. Major parts include a clockwork timer, interlocking levers, an aneroid barometer, and a powerful spring-loaded ripcord mechanism with a 70 mm. pull. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE