TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0002 00
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
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. A heavy capacity parachute designed for the air delivery of vehicular and bulk-type platform
Capabilities and Features:
Capable of supporting up to 42,000-pounds, when in a cluster of eight. (Refer to FM 4-20.102)
Can be used singly or in clusters of two or more, depending upon air delivery load weight.
Designed for deceleration and stabilization of vehicular and bulk-type platform air delivery cargo loads.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
The following subparagraphs contain locations and descriptions of major components.
Canopy (see illustrations below and on the following page). The canopy assembly consists of a 100-foot
diameter nylon canopy, with suspension lines numbered counterclockwise, 1 through 120, as viewed from the
connector links, and three riser assemblies, each composed of four suspension risers, terminating in three
riser attaching loops. A link assembly connects each of the 12 suspension risers to 10 consecutively
numbered suspension lines.
Parachute Canopy Assembly