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ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR LOW VELOCITY AIR DROP SYSTEMS (LVADS)
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
Characteristics. All equipment is lightweight and heavy-duty. Equipment can be combined in multiple
configurations for customization.
Capabilities and Features. Safely drop platform loads without landing aircraft. Drop single platform or
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
The following subparagraphs contain locations and descriptions of major components.
Multi-Loop Line. The multi-loop line (1) is constructed of type XXVI nylon. These lines are used for
extraction lines, deployment lines, bag clustering lines, riser extensions, and suspension slings. They have
a sliding webbing keeper (2) on each end and one or more fixed keepers (3) constructed of nylon filament
pressure sensitive tape. They have buffers (4) on the inside of both loops.
1. One-Loop Line. The one-loop lines are made in 36- , 60- and 160-foot (11.0- and 48.8-m) lengths.
The 36-foot (11-m) one-loop line has no sliding keepers.
2. Two-Loop Line. The two-loop lines are made in 3-, 9-, 11-, 12-, 16-, 20-, and 120-foot (0.9-, 2.7-, 3.4-,
3.7-, 4.9-, 6.1-, 36.6-m) lengths.