Accession Number:

ADD002836

Title:

Convertible Canopy-to-Wing Shaped Parachute.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE