Accession Number:

AD0787298

Title:

Determination of the Optimal Use Life of U.S. Army T-10 Troop Type Personnel Parachutes. Part 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

207.0

Abstract:

This paper investigates, through the use of analysis of variance, the possible extension of use life of U.S. Army T-10 Troop type main parachutes. The U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, located in Natick, Massachusetts, furnished data acquired from destructive testing performed on 105 T-10 reserve parachutes and 110 T-10 main parachutes. Recommendations are made for a two-year extension of use life beyond the current ten year limitation on T-10 main parachutes. Other recommendations are also made concerning revising military specifications and centralizing of parachute test facilities. The reader is also referred to Part Two of this report which develops a controlled test plan to be employed in future testing of parachutes in an effort to obtain an optimal use life while minimizing the number of parachutes to be tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE