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airbornesoon

Nov 19, 2012, 7:02 PM
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Any military guys out ere know if the Military rigs still use the AR2?


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
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I'm sure some poor country still uses them, but not the US. Army used to use the AR2 and the AF used the FF2. Now everybody in the US uses the Cypres for the most part.


Nealeod  (D 33042)

Nov 19, 2012, 10:11 PM
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The AR2 replaced the FF2 but we we now use either all military rigs use Cypres currently. I wouldnt jump the AR2.


Nealeod  (D 33042)

Nov 19, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Looks like you might find better info below.

http://www.dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=4182444


airbornesoon

Nov 20, 2012, 6:01 AM
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thank you kindly


ripcord4  (D 2238)

Nov 20, 2012, 10:56 AM
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There is a conversion available to fit a CYPRES to the MC4 rig.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 8, 2012, 7:08 AM
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In reply to:
Any military guys out ere know if the Military rigs still use the AR2?

The AR2 was/is an utterly unreliable piece of crap. Given a choice between that and the older FF2, I'll take the FF2 anytime. I don't believe any active US unit is still stuck with AR2's.

Chuck
MFFJM/MMPCI-18 (among other things)


chuteshack

Dec 8, 2012, 7:38 AM
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what were the issues with the AR2?


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Dec 9, 2012, 9:37 PM
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It wouldn't fire when you needed it to and it would fire when you didn't want it to. Some were operator error, others were wrong cable lengths installed, and others it was just bad luck. I never had an issue with an FF2, it fired everytime.



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