Harness Assembly. The harness assembly (figure 3) is only used with the MC-6 main canopy.
1. Components: The harness assembly (figure 3) is made of Type VII nylon webbing and consists of
two upper lift web sections (left and right) and a saddle. The harness design allows for multi-
directional adjustment. The components attached to it are as follows:
a. Canopy release assembly (figure 3, item 1) with hinged, spring-loaded cover plates at the
harness shoulders. Each release unit has a removable operating lug, which is girth hitched to a
Spectra loop and secured above the release unit by a nylon retaining tab and steel grommet.
The No. 2 (medium) and No. 3 (small) release assembly rings are secured above the operating
lug grommet on the harness.
b. Comfort pads (figure 3, item 2) permanently attached to the left and right upper lift web
assemblies beneath the pack tray sizing channels (figure 3, item 3).
Five pack tray sizing channels (Type VII webbing) (figure 3, item 3) sewn into the harness above
the reserve attaching D-rings (figure 3, item 4).
d. Two main lift web sizing loops (figure 3, item 5) are sewn into the harness directly below the
reserve attaching D-rings (figure 3, item 4). The adjustment assemblies consist of Type VII
(reinforced with Type VIII) webbing and a 1-3/4 inch locking adapter rated at 2500 pounds.
e. Main lift web (figure 3, item 6) is constructed of Type VII nylon webbing with a rated capacity of
Chest straps (figure 3, item 7), made of Type XVII nylon webbing and has a 1-inch quick-fit
friction adapter rated at 2500 pounds. An elastic webbing retainer is used for stowing excess
g. D-rings (figure 3, item 4) used for attaching the T-11R are located directly below the canopy
release units (figure 3, item 1), and have a rated capacity of 4200 pounds.
h. Equipment rings (figure 3, item 8) used for attaching the combat equipment, with a rated capacity
of 2500 pounds.
Triangular accessory attaching rings (figure 3, item 9) sewn into the main lift web of the harness
(about 8 inches below the equipment rings) for attaching equipment and lowering lines; rated at
Leg straps (figure 3, item 10) have quick ejector snaps with activating lever, ball detent, and
opening gate with a rated capacity of 2,500 pounds.
An "L" shaped ejector snap pad is attached behind the ejector snap (the pad also attaches
behind the main lift web locking adapter).
The quick-fit V-ring has a rated capacity of 2,500 pounds.
A webbing retainer is used for stowing excess webbing.
Saddle (Type VII nylon) (figure 3, item 11) with two attached leg straps.
Nylon diagonal back strap guide (figure 3, item 12).
m. Back strap adjusters (figure 3, item 13) with attached free-running ends of the horizontal back
strap (rolled and sewn).