The F101 deceleration parachute assembly was developed in late 1964 by the U.S. Air Force for deceleration of the F101 aircraft while landing. It is a circular ring slot canopy that is made up of 20 gores and 20 suspension lines.

F10 Assembly Characteristics

  • Shape: Ring Slot
  • Diameter (nominal): 16 feet (4.8m)
  • Number of Gores: 20
  • Panel materials: Nylon Cloth, PIA-C-7350, Type I 2.25oz & Type II 3.5 oz
  • Number of suspension lines: 20
  • Suspension line material: Nylon webbing, PIA-W-5625, 225lbs (102 kg) tensile strength
  • Length of suspension line: 16 ft (4.8m)
  • Pilot Chute
  • Shape: Cone/Vane
  • Diameter: 36 inches
  • Canopy Material: Nylon Cloth, MIL-C-8021, Type I 4.75oz
  • Vane Material: Nylon Cloth, PIA-C-7350, Type I 2.25oz
F101 Assembly
  • NSN: 1670-00-768-2041
  • P/N: 64B22223
  • Canopy: 60K98695
  • Pilot Chute: 64J21125-1
  • Chute Bridle: 56C6112
  • Dep. Bag: 64J21009
  • Dep. Bag Bridle: 62B22086-1
  • Riser: 63H22354
  • Cable: 64C22220
  • Connector Link: 60B90180-3
  • Shackle Buffer: 60B90180-4

All assembly canopies are manufactured in strict accordance with U.S. Military Specifications MIL-DTL- 7620, MIL-DTL-9401, and MIL-STD-849, latest revisions.