1-11. EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION. The Personnel Troop Parachute System Ancillary Equipment is used with
individual parachutes. This equipment is not provided or issued as a set; each component must be requisitioned
separately. The equipment configuration is dictated by the mission.
Section III PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1-12. DESCRIPTION. This paragraph will explain how the various components are used in conjunction with others to
achieve the intended purpose. The interface and function of each component will be explained.
(a) Extension, Static Line. The 5 foot long static line extension is used only with certain types of aircraft (C-46,
C47, CH46, CH53). When used, it is attached to the normal 15 foot static line by placing the attaching ring of the
extension into the snap hook of the basic static line. The safety pin is then inserted and bent. The extension cover is
then placed over the snap hook and taped in place.
(b) Accessory Set, SCUBA. This set includes a waistband extension, a backstrap harness, support straps, and a
shield. The waistband extension is attached to the waistband adapter and allows for the extra bulk of the SCUBA gear.
The longer (69 inch) backstrap harness replaces the standard 59 inch horizontal backstrap in this configuration. A
support strap is attached to each of the canopy releases of the harness assembly. The shield is installed over the
SCUBA tank to prevent the static line from becoming entangled in the regulator valves.
(c) Lowering Line. The standard lowering line is used to lower a 15 foot long assembly with a quick ejector snap
fastener for attachment to the parachute harness. The line can be used with any of the packs described in this manual.
(d) Jump Pack, Dragon Missile. The Dragon Pack is designed to form a padded, wrap-around type packing around
the missile for attachment to the parachutist's harness. It also protects the parachutist's M-16 rifle. The pack is attached
to the left reserve parachute "D" Ring of the harness with a quick release type snap. A leg tiedown strap assists in
retaining the pack to the parachutist during exit and main parachute deployment. The lowering line permits lowering the
pack below the parachutist prior to landing to mitigate potential damage to personnel and weapons.