from the release, rotate the operating button one quarter
(c) If present, remove the pad from the
turn clockwise to the unlock position, depress the
bottom of the quick release.
operating button with the palm of one hand, and remove
the three harness lugs from the locking plungers.
(b) Remove the quick release from a
one-quarter turn counterclockwise to the locked position.
harness or sling by inserting a putty knife, or equivalent
tool, under the fourth harness lug, and work the tool to
The quick release will be in the
depress the stationary plunger enough to free the lug for
locked position during disassembly
removal from the release.
to relieve as much tension as
possible from the plunger springs.
Figure 3-30. Parachute harness quick release, exploded view.
(b) Place the quick release on a clear,
With the four base plate screws
unpadded work surface with the operating button facing
removed the three body spacers will
fall out of the release if the release
(c) Using a suitable type screwdriver,
body is tapped lightly.
remove the four (three long and one short base plate
screws and the base plate from the release. During
(e) Turn the quick release over the
removal of the screws, apply downward pressure to the
operating button facing up and tap lightly on the button
base plate to prevent the screws from binding.
until the locking plungers and spider fall out.
(d) Lift the four plunger springs from
(f) Turn the quick release over to place
the release and also remove the three body spacers.
the operating button facing down, and using a suitable
type screwdriver, remove the two stationary