Deceleration Parachutes

Ribbon type aircraft deceleration parachutes were used successfully during World War II, but the present day ring slot deceleration canopy reduces the long landing rolls associated with high speed jet aircraft landings. Drag parachutes are effective for landings on wet or icy runways and for high speed emergency landing. Initially developed for use under such conditions, these parachutes proved so effective that they are now used for all landings, resulting in a substantial reduction in tire and brake wear.

Most deceleration parachutes we manufacture are procured by the US Air Force and many NATO countries. They include the 16 ft. F-4 parachute and the 15 ft. F-5 parachute.

Quotes and Pricing Information

AssemblyCanopy ShapeCanopy Nominal DiameterPart NumberNSN
F-5
Canopy
Only
Ring Slot 15 ft.
(16M)
6-42301-501 1670-00-781-2211
F4
F101
Ring Slot 16 ft.
(4.9M)
64B22223C 1670-00-768-2041

Component parts for all deceleration assemblies can be supplied separately. Please contact us to request the parts number list.

We offer a full line of basic military parachutes and can customize a parachute to meet your individual needs.

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