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wildsky03

Aug 29, 2012, 4:34 PM
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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.

Any info would be great!


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 29, 2012, 4:59 PM
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There are 2 vol. of thisit will answer all your questions.

Sparky

http://www.parapublishing.com/...ation/parachutes.cfm


wildsky03

Aug 29, 2012, 5:04 PM
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Know of a place I can get it for free?


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 29, 2012, 5:14 PM
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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.
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(This post was edited by riggerrob on Aug 29, 2012, 5:19 PM)


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Aug 30, 2012, 8:12 AM
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http://www.airborne-sys.com/...el-parachute-systems


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Aug 30, 2012, 8:14 AM
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Sorry... Rob

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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 30, 2012, 3:39 PM
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Airborne Systems no longer provides and information about the MT series.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Aug 30, 2012, 4:13 PM
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Thanks, Michael.

Shoulda double-checked.



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