Convertible Canopy-to-Wing Shaped Parachute.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a standard hemispherical parachute canopy which can be converted optionally by the parachutist during a deployment from its fully inflated dome-shaped condition to a high lift-over-drag configuration. This enables the parachute to be propelled and maneuvered to a desirable pick up area to avoid capture by the enemy during wartime conditions, and to minimize injury by selecting a more favorable terrain for landing.
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