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TACP Parachuting

A U.S. Air Force TACP decends to Rhine -Luzon Drop Zone at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. He uses the MC1-1C Parachute. The MC1-1C maneuverable parachute assembly was designed by the United States Army in 1988 from the basic MC1-1B canopy. The MC1-1C is used primarily for a premeditated jump when a precision soft landing in a small target area is necessary.

 

MC-1-1C Parachute Characteristics

Shape.................................................. Parabolic

Diameter (nominal) ............................. 35 feet (10.7m)

Gore material...................................... 1.1 oz. type I, Low Porosity 0-5-5.0 ripstop nylon parachute cloth

Vent line material................................. Type II nylon cord, PIA-C-5040

400lb (181.8 kg) tensile strength.

No of suspension lines ........................ 30

Suspension line material...................... Type II nylon cord, PIA-C-5040

400lb (181.8 kg) tensile strength

Length of suspension line

(connector link to lower lateral band).. 25 ft. 6 in. (7.8m)

Maximum Weight Capacity………….... 360lbs (163kg)

Complete Assembly Weight…………… 29 lbs (13kg)

Steerable………………………………… Yes

Maximum Jump Wind Speed…………. 15 mph (13 knots)

Descent Rate…………………………… Avg. 18 ft./sec (5.5 m/s)

Minimum Deployment Altitude……….. 500 ft (152m)

Maximum Deployment Speed………… 173 mph (150knots)

Turn 360°………………………………. 8-9 seconds

Forward Thrust………………………… 9.5 mph (8knots)

Age Life…………………………………. 16.5 years

Service Life…………………………….. 12 years

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Taken on December 5, 2006