RAM AIR 9 CELL PARACHUTE

Ram Air parachute is a highly steerable & gliding free fall parachute for clandestine and deep penetration into enemy territory. The parachute in a 9-cell configuration has been developed for use by Army, Air Force and adventure wings. The parachute is fully maneuverable & provides pinpoint landing.

The canopy is in rectangular-shape with aerofoil design. The parachute consists of two layers of almost nil porosity fabric with intervening aerofoil shaped ribs making cells. During development air rams through the opening of cells and canopy is deployed in the shape of wing surface to provide lift.

 

Performance Characteristics :

Basic Fabric F-III Nylon Ripstop weave 1.1 oz/Y D²
Rigging Lines Cordage Polyester coreless BS=318Kg
No. of Cells 9
Span 8.84 m
Surface Area 34.28 Sq.m
Aspect ratio 2.6 : 1.0
Pilot Chute Spring Loaded
Lift of Drag ratio 3.3 : 1.0
Rate of Descent (i) Full Glide 3.0 - 4.25 m/sec
(ii) Half Brakes 1.5 - 3.0 m/sec
(iii) Full Brakes 0.6 - 1.8 m/sec
Turn Rate 10 - 12 sec for a turn of 360°
Forward Speed 40 Kmph
Opening Time 3 - 4 sec
Suspended Mass 150 kgs (max)
Altitude of Opening 300 m to 9000 m
Deployment Speed (Max) 77 m/sec (150 knots)
 
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