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PHOTO 37 -- Parachute recovery system, Flights C-25 to C-38
PHOTO 37The parachute recovery system incorporated a 3 ft. (90 cm.) diameter nylon parachute, a 3 in. (8 cm.) upper section of the fuselage for parachute storage, hollow aluminum nosecone with cradle arms and disc, and ejection cylinder which contained a pyrotechnic ejection charge.
This system proved to be highly reliable and was very effective in deploying the parachute, even at high speed.
Most of the problems relating to failure of parachute deployment was due to the electronics which triggered this system.
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