Section I. GENERAL
1-2. Reporting of Equipment Manual Improvement.
This manual contains instructions for the use by
recommendations for improving this publication by the
the operator of personnel type parachutes for
individual user is encouraged. Reports should be
emergency purposes while flying in Army aircraft. The
submitted on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes
various type parachutes covered are the 28Foot
to Publications and Blank Forms) and forwarded direct
Diameter Back, 28-Foot Diameter Chest, and the NB-8
to Commander, US Army Aviation Systems Command,
Back. Also covered in the manual is the Martin-Baker
ATTN: AMSAV-FR, PO Box 209, St. Louis, MO 63166.
Ejection Seat Harness.
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
standard 28-foot pack. The Martin-Baker Parachute
Adjustable Ejection Seat Restraint Harness for OV-1
Aircraft (fig. 1-4) is similar to the 28-Foot Back Type
Parachute Harness (fig. 1-1) except that the parachute
canopy is contained in the ejection seat and is attached
assemblies are similar in most respects. Each of the
to the harness after the occupant is seated in the
three parachutes consists of a flat circular 28foot
aircraft. The accessory attachment rings (fig. 1-4) on
diameter canopy, a pack assembly, a harness assembly
the right and left side are used for seat belt attachments.
and the canopy is deployed by manual activation of a
The fitted parachute and ejection seat restraint harness
ripcord. The chest-type parachute differs from either of
is shown in Fig. 1-5. These harnesses are available in
the back-type parachutes because the pack assembly is
eight different sizes and are fitted to each OV-1 aircrew
located on the front of the harness and is detachable.
member which becomes a part of each aircrew
The 28-foot chest parachute is normally used in aircraft
member's personal equipment. Fitting instructions are
with limited interior room.
The only noticeable
detailed in Chapter 2. A further description of the
difference between the 28-foot back and the NB-8 back
personnel parachute components is as follows:
parachutes is the profile of the pack. The NB-8 pack
offers a smaller profile and is more compact than the