Accession Number : AD0781220

Title :   PPK-U Parachute Device,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Petrov,V.

Report Date : 13 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The PPK-U is an integrated semiautomatic device designed to pull the ripcord on a parachute or other airborne rescue system. It can be set for altitudes of 0.3 to 8 km. and time delays of 0 to 5 sec. With a weight of 950 g., it is protected and sealed against environmental factors, and adaptable in six major variants for use with different types of equipment. Major parts include a clockwork timer, interlocking levers, an aneroid barometer, and a powerful spring-loaded ripcord mechanism with a 70 mm. pull. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Opening(Process), Timing devices, Barometers, Gears, Deployment, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE