EQUIPMENT CARGO AERIAL DELIVERY PARACHUTE SUPPLY DROPPING 8.5 M
This Parachute is used for dropping supplies and loads ranging from 135 to 160 kg from Aircraft flying at 305m height with a speed of 120 to 150 knots.
 
SALIENT FEATURES
Design of Canopy Flat fully rigged
 
CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS
Dia. of skirt 8.5 m
No. of Gores 28
No. of Panels in each gore 4
Load dropping capacity 135 to 160 kg
 
BASIC MATERIAL
a. Blended Fabric Polyester & Cotton (67:330 for SD Parachute conforming to Appendix ‘A’ to Prov. Specn. No. IND/TC/2684.
b. Count of Yearn (warp & weft) 20 Tex
c. Mass (gm/m 2 ), Max. 130 gm
d. Breaking Load (Kgf/N) Min
Warp
Weft

65 (635 N)
55 (540 N)
e. Air Porosity (cm 3 /cm 2 /sec) 490 ± 125
f. Ends/dm
Picks/dm
330 350
250 270
g. Composition (%)
(Dry Mass Basis)
Polyester 67 ± 2
Cotton 33 ± 2
 
SHELF LIFE
a. Shelf Life 10 years
B. Drop Life 20 Drops
 
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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