Accession Number : AD0164380

Title :   Rapid Extraction System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Petry,Gene A. ; Reagan,Michael H.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The patent relates to a rapid extraction means for extracting a series of interconnected cargo loads from the cargo space of a delivery aircraft. A force-transfer mechanism is used to initially apply the extraction force of an extraction parachute assembly directly to the leading cargo load. This then automatically transfer the continued extraction force being exerted to a series of static-deployment lines interconnected with a recovery parachute assembled to each cargo load.

Descriptors :   *Air drop operations, *Patents, Aerial delivery, Parachute descents, Deployment, Pallets

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE