Thursday, October 3, 2013

New 'chutes for our paratroopers.

New 'chutes for our paratroopers.  Way back in the '70s when I first started skydiving, I had a T-10 military parachute – a plain old round canopy, not much different from what paratroopers used in WWII.  Those T-10s are still used by our paratroops today, but they have now started taking deliver of the T-11 replacements (at right).  These are not round canopies, but they're also not steerable canopies.  Why they didn't switch to steerable canopies is a complete mystery to me.  This seems sort of like switching from biplanes to Cessnas, when they could have gone straight to the F18s...

No comments:

Post a Comment