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Do military rounds have the ability to cutaway?

 


soulbabel

Sep 23, 2012, 7:54 PM
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I'd assume they did, but just saw this video of a Russian trainee being dragged around after his canopy gets caught in a dust devil.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b1_1348431225


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:08 PM
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Short answer: The Russian paratrooper canopies that I know do have a ground cutaway system for one riser. So they do recognize the risk of being dragged.

Longer answer:
Those canopies look like D-6 mains but I'm not up to speed on all the Russian paratrooper canopies. That kind of canopy does have a cutaway system on one riser, for use on the ground only, There's a soft handle outboard at the base of the riser that peels away from velcro and then pulls a pin that releases webbing that wraps around metal bars (vaguely like the 70's Strong Wrap), allowing the riser to separate.

Edit: And the US has long used Capewell releases to connect both main risers on their paratroop systems.


(This post was edited by pchapman on Sep 23, 2012, 8:09 PM)


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:53 PM
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I'd assume they did, but just saw this video of a Russian trainee being dragged around after his canopy gets caught in a dust devil.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b1_1348431225

Yes, there is some release system similar to Capewell. Have you seen a student dragged by 260 sqft cannopy? Now you can imagine how easy a 800sqft round canopy can be handled. I've heard stories when the cost o the kind of action was the belly mounted reserve.


FlyingPortagee  (A 64429)

Sep 23, 2012, 11:02 PM
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I know military 5.56 rounds are very effective.


piisfish

Sep 24, 2012, 12:49 AM
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some do, some don't.
I know of some russian cutaway systems which were mounted on top of the reserve, and could have been called RRK's, as in Rusty Rambo Knife Crazy


CazmoDee  (A 51915)

Sep 24, 2012, 6:05 AM
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Looked like kite boarding gone wrong. Wink


theonlyski  (D License)

Sep 24, 2012, 6:21 AM
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US military rigs do (main canopies anyway)

However, sometimes ya get a little tangled in the lines and even after you pop a canopy release assembly, you still get some dragging time.

Been there, done that. Pirate


Deyan  (D 322)

Sep 26, 2012, 2:01 AM
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In reply to:
some do, some don't.
I know of some russian cutaway systems which were mounted on top of the reserve, and could have been called RRK's, as in Rusty Rambo Knife Crazy


Hahaha SmileSmileSmile

You mean this one?!
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