G-11 Cargo Parachute Assembly

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Part Numbers

G-11A Assembly
NSN: 1670-00-269-1107
P/N: 51C6718
Canopy:
48J7841-3
D-Bag:
11-1-3019
G-11B Assembly
NSN: 1670-01-016-7841
P/N: 11-1-2566
Canopy:
11-1-2567
D-Bag:
11-1-3019
Anchor Shackle:
11-1-1631
100' Center Line:
11-1-3445

General Information

The G-11 100ft (30.3m) Cargo Parachute Assembly was developed primarily for platform airdrops and con- tinues to be the only cargo parachute of this size which is readily available for military use. The G-11 can be used singularly or in clusters of two or more, depending upon air delivery load weight, and can be dropped from minimum altitudes ranging from 700 ft AGL (213.36m) to 1300 ft AGL (396.24m). In its basic configuration, the G-11 is capable of supporting a 5000-lbs (2,267kg) pound payload and when in a cluster of eight, the assemble is capable of supporting up to 42,000-lbs (19,050kg). All material colors are U.S. Army Foliage Green #504.

** Difference Between Models **

Note: The G-11C & G-11D assemblies are built to the G-11B Assembly specifications and are different because of rigging configurations.

Model

Difference

G-11A

Rigged with no centerline and uses two M-21 reefing line cutters with a 2-second delay.

G-11B reefing

Rigged using 100-ft (30.5m) centerline to pull down canopy vent and four 16.5ft (5m) M-21 line cutters with 2-second delay.

G-11C

Rigged using 100-ft (30.5m)centerline to pull down canopy vent and two 10ft (3m) M- 21reefing line cutters with 2-second delay.

G-11D

Rigged with no centerline and uses four 12ft (3.7m) M-21 reefing line cutters with 2-second delay.

** Suspended Weight in Pounds **

Type

Parachutes

Minimum

Maximum

G-11B

1

2,270 (1,030 kg)

5,000 (2,267 kg)

 

2

5,001 (2,268 kg)

10,000 (4,535 kg)

 

3

10,001 (4,356 kg)

15,000 (6,003 kg)

 

4

15,001 (6,004 kg)

20,000 (9,071 kg)

G-11C

5

20,001 (9,072 kg)

25,000 (11,339 kg)

 

6

25,001 (11,340 kg)

30,000 (13,607 kg)

 

7

30,001 (13,608 kg)

35,000 (15,875 kg)

 

8

35,001 (12,867 kg)

40,000 (18,144 kg)

* *Suspended weight in pounds is the total rigged weight less the weight of the cargo parachutes**

G-11 Series Characteristics

Shape
Flat Circular
Diameter (nominal)
100 ft. (10.7m)
Gore material
1.6 oz, type III ripstop nylon parachute cloth
Number of suspension lines
120
Suspension Line Material
*Type III, PIA-C-5040, 550 lbs (249.5 kg) tensile strength
Length of Suspension Line
35 ft. (10.6m)
Suspension Riser Assemblies
3
Suspension Riser Length
60 ft. (18.28m)
Complete Assembly Weight
250 lbs (113.4 kg)
Maximum Payload Capacity
5000 lbs (2267.9 kg)

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