F-5 Deceleration Parachute

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Part Numbers

F-5 Parachute
NSN: 1670-00-781-2211
P/N: 6-42301-501

General Information

The F-5 15ft (4.5m)deceleration parachute was developed in late 1962 by Northrop Corpora- tion for deceleration of the F-5 aircraft while landing. It is a circular ring slot canopy that is made up of 20 gores and 20 suspension lines.

All deceleration canopies are manufactured in strict accordance with U.S. Military Specifications MIL- DTL-7620, MIL-DTL-9401, and MIL-STD-849, latest revisions.

F-5 Canopy Characteristics

Canopy Assembly
Ring Slot
Diameter (nominal)
15 ft. (4.5m)
Number of Gores
Panel Materials
Nylon Cloth, PIA-C-7350, Type 1
Number of Suspension Lines
Suspension Line Material
Nylon webbing, PIA-W-5625, 1000 lbs (454 kg) tensile strength
Length of Suspension Line
15 ft. (4.5m)

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