EXTRACTION LINE PANEL PROCEDURES FOR C-17 GLOBEMASTER III 0015 00
STOWING 160-FOOT ONE LOOP EXTRACTION LINE TO EXTRACTION LINE
PANEL WITH EXTRACTION BRIDLE ATTACHED
The cutter knife lanyard must be adjusted to ensure that it is 2 inches
shorter than the parachute adapter web, measured from the point where the
adapter web exits the parachute deployment bag at the figure eight tie, to
where the adapter web attaches to the two-point link.
b. Using a 3 ¾-inch two-point link, connect the parachute adapter web to the extraction line. Fold
the ½-inch tubular nylon in half and girth-hitch through the cutter knife, extend lanyard and attach to
the middle of the top plate of the two-point link.
c. Secure ends of tie with three alternating half hitches, and overhand knot in running ends. Trim off
excess and tape (figure 14).
When the 15-foot extraction parachute is rigged for sequential airdrop and
not attached to the Tow Release Mechanism (TRM), safety tie the two-point
link with type III nylon cord replacing the ½-inch tubular nylon.
Figure 14. Extraction Parachute Attached to Extraction Line.
d. Tape the bolts of the 3 ¾-inch 2-point link using a suitable length of 2-inch pressure sensitive
e. Cut two 24-inch lengths of ½-inch tubular nylon to be used as a two-point link break cord tie.
Bag Cutter Knife
3-¾ IN Two
Parachute Adapter Web