US Army suspends the use of the new T-11 Parachute

Discussion in 'US' started by Trip_Wire, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

  2. A buddy of mine 18D was in the first class at the schoolhouse to jump them. he loved it compared to the T-10M.
     
  3. 'An inspection of 10 T-11 parachutes revealed tangled pack assist loops, improper corner arm folds, improperly stowed bridle, twists in the top of the canopy, and failed 14-pound pull tests of reserve chutes'

    5 different types of fault in 10 chutes inspected? A 50% failure rate? That can't be right, surely?
     
  4. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I guess it opened for him ... That said, perhaps his SF Group riggers do a better job in the rigger shed. I wouldn't doubt that they do a better job then the average 82nd Airborne Division Riggers.


     
  5. Parachutes. Whether they work or not, the user rarely complains about his own equipment.

    My mother used to pack parachutes for RAF aircrew during WW2. She received three caterpillar badges from grateful users and no complaints. Though when you consider that a Lancaster had a crew of seven...
     
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