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M-2 Cargo Parachute Release. The M-2 cargo parachute release is similar to the M-1 described in the
paragraph above. It also consists of an arming wire lanyard (1), arming wire (2), parachute connectors (3),
upper load suspension link (4), a timer delay assembly contained within the release body (5), and lower
suspension links (6). It is designed for use in the airdrop of loads ranging in weight from 6,000 to 42,000-
pounds (2,700 to 19,080-kg), using G-11 cargo parachutes. Because it handles heavier loads, the M-2
release can accommodate three to eight G-11 cargo parachutes. The lower suspension links (6) are
connected to four airdrop platform suspension slings.
Type IV Single Suspension Link Assembly. The type IV single suspension link assembly (1) consists of
a body (2), pins (3), rollers (4), spring (5), button (6), plate (7), and lock (8). Stops (9) on the side link plate
prevent removal of the side link cover lock. This assembly is used in the formation of the extraction system.
The Type IV link can also be used when a single extraction link is required.
The type IV link assembly will not be authorized for LVAD use after
31 December 2003.