24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
A summary of the characteristics, capabilities, and features of the equipment is contained in the following
Characteristics. These are emergency parachutes opened manually by means of a ripcord actuated by
the jumper. Both parachute assemblies consist of a flat circular 24-foot diameter canopy, and a pack
assembly with ripcord. The 24-Foot Type Troop Chest Reserve (T-10R) has a spring-actuated umbrella
type pilot parachute with bridle line. The Modified Improved Reserve Parachute System (MIRPS) has a
Deployment Assistance Device (DAD) activated pilot parachute with bridle line and apex weight.
Capabilities and Features:
Capable of supporting 350 pounds.
Lightweight and portable.
Complete assembly weight.
T-10R 13 pounds.
MIRPS 13.5 pounds.
Components of the Parachute Assembly:
Bridle line w/apex weight.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
The major components of the parachutes are described and illustrated in the following subparagraphs.
Specifications and data for the components are provided in this WP.