Ripcord (T-10R). The T-10R ripcord consists of a stainless steel grip and a flexible steel cable to which
steel locking pins are swaged. The ripcord also has two ripcord pins 1 ¼-inch in length.
Ripcord (MIRPS). The MIRPS ripcord consists of a stainless steel grip and two flexible steel cables to
which steel locking pins are swaged. The ripcord also has two ripcord pin assemblies mounted 2 ½-
inches apart one on either side of the cloverleaf and each assembly has a 1 ¼-inch ripcord pin.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MODELS
The MIRPS verses the Standard 24-Foot Troop Chest Reserve (T-10R) is relatively the same parachute
with the exception of a few distinguishing features. These features consist of a soft loop center pull
ripcord, a deployment system, the pack assembly, and the ripcord grip. The MIRPS deployment system
consists of the pilot chute, bridle assembly, and ejector spring assembly. The pack assembly contains a
suspension line free bag pouch, upper and lower staging flaps, and a length of yellow binding tape sewn
into the ripcord protector flap which aids in the identification of a MIRPS once the pack is complete. The
MIRPS ripcord grip protrudes from the top of the pack tray and the locking system consists of a soft loop
system verses metal locking cones.
STEEL SWAGED BALL