Also known as drag parachutes or braking parachutes, deceleration parachutes are used to slow down the speed of aircraft or other vehicles. Drag parachutes are effective for landings on wet or icy runways and for high speed emergency landing. Initially developed for use under such conditions, these parachutes proved so effective that they are now used for all landings, resulting in a substantial reduction in tire and brake wear.
Ribbon type aircraft deceleration parachutes were used successfully during World War II, but the present day ring slot deceleration canopy reduces the long landing rolls associated with high speed jet aircraft landings.
Most deceleration parachutes we manufacture are procured by the US Air Force and many NATO countries
The NSN 1670-21-854-3112 part numbers ID24-101 manufactured by Airborne Systems Canada Ltd is available as a NOVELTY piece only.
This Cargo style parachute is versatile and great for many uses. The bright yellow color makes it great for backgrounds, and the nylon material can be upcycled and added to any piece as a design!
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