The 22 Ft. Extraction Canopy is of ring slot design and has 28 gores and suspension lines. When used for low-velocity airdrops, it has the capability of extracting loads ranging from 8,000 lbs to almost 19,000 lbs, depending on the type of aircraft. The packed assembly weighs approximately 61 lbs.
In both the original configuration, P/N 59B6209, NSN 1670-00-687-5458, and this most recent configuration, P/N 11-1-2584, NSN 1670-01-063-3716, an Adapter Web is included as part of the assembly. In the original configuration a 60 Ft., 6 ply, 3-loop Extraction Line, P/N 62J4260-1, made of Type X webbing, PIA-W-27265, 1-3/4”, Camouflage Green #483, 9500# tensile strength, is also supplied as part of the assembly. The Canopy, P/N 52K6329 and Deployment Bag, P/N 58J6099, is the same for both configurations. The original configuration can be manufactured if customer requests. All 22 Ft. Diameter Cargo Extraction Parachute Assemblies’ material color, Olive Drab, was revised in 1995 to the new U.S. Army material color, Camouflage Green #483.
The Deployment Bag, P/N 58J6099, was revised in 2001 to eliminate the outer and inner loop with Nylon Cord, Type VI and buffer. The new nylon reinforcement straps, PIA-W-27265, Type VIII, crossing opposite corners of the bag have been added. Pendulum line, Nylon Cord, PIA-C-7515, Type IV, is now looped around center of new reinforcement straps.
The 22 Ft. Extraction Parachute may also be used for high velocity airdrops. When used for this purpose, it will support a payload of from 501 lbs. to 2200 lbs.