riser snap fastener located on the end opposite the
a. The Parachute Canopy. The parachute
canopy release male fitting. The riser snap fasteners
canopy (figs. 1-6 and 1-7) is made of 1.1 ounce ripstop
are attached to the riser adapter dee rings located on
nylon and has 14 continuous type III nylon canopy lines.
the chest pack assembly.
The canopy lines run continuously from a connector link,
through the parachute canopy to an opposite connector
c. Ripcord. The ripcord is a cadmium-plated
steel grip and a flexible cable to which 1-1/2 inch steel
locking pins are attached. A back type parachute is
equipped with a trapezoided shaped grip and four
parachute has two nylon riser assemblies (fig. 1-6)
locking pins (fig. 1-8). The chest type parachute uses a
which form a part of the harness assembly. Each riser
cloverleaf shaped grip and two locking pins (fig. 1-9).
is equipped on one end with a male fitting for the
The grip of a back type parachute is positioned in a
canopy release; except on the NB-8 parachute which is
sewn pocket on the upper left side of the harness and
not equipped with canopy release assemblies. On the
the grip of the chest type parachute is located on the
back type parachutes, the opposite end of each riser is
right side of the pack. Pulling of the ripcord will begin
attached to a suspension line connector link. Each of
the pack opening and canopy deployment sequence.
the two risers used on the chest type parachute has a
Figure 1.8. Ripcord Grip Installed in Pocket and Locking Pins Installed.