Aug 29, 2012, 4:34 PM
Post #1 of 8
Military Personnel Parachutes
Looking for general information (and ballistic data) on basically every military personnel chute. Having the most trouble finding info on MT-1X/MT-1XX, MT-2XX, MC-1/3, anyone ever heard of Jumbo, and several others. Does anyone know of a resource to find general info on many different kinds of chutes? Trying to build 1-page fact sheets on everything the military uses.
In about 2 weeks I'm going to be doing the exact same thing for equipment chutes.
Aug 29, 2012, 5:14 PM
Post #4 of 8
Re: [wildsky03] Military Personnel Parachutes
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Dan Poynter published his last Parachute Manual in 1991(?). You will find more recent data on the internet.
Most of those chutes are listed on Airborne Systems' web-site. Airborne Systems absorbed GQ Security, Irvin, Para-Flite, etc. a few years back.
Also go to www.pia.com ... yellow pages ... and visit all of the web-sites of companies that manufacture parachutes for the military: BAE, Mills, Pioneer, Parachutes de France, Bruggemann, Specon, etc.
Just read the manufacturers' web-sites with a grain of suspicion, ... seeing as how they were written by marketing managers. Hah! Hah!
(This post was edited by riggerrob on Aug 29, 2012, 5:19 PM)