The F-5 15ft (4.5m) deceleration parachute was developed in late 1962 by Northrop Corporation for deceleration of the F-5 aircraft while landing. It is a circular ring slot canopy that is made up of 20 gores and 20 suspension lines.

F-5 Canopy Characteristics

  • Shape: Ring Slot
  • Diameter (nominal): 15 ft. (4.5m)
  • Number of Gores: 20
  • Panel Materials: Nylon Cloth, PIA-C-7350, Type 1
  • Number of Suspension Lines: 20
  • Suspension Line Material: Nylon webbing, PIA-W-5625, 1000 lbs (454 kg) tensile strength
  • Length of Suspension Line: 15 ft. (4.5m)
  • NSN: 1670-00-781-2211
  • P/N: 6-42301-501
  • Canopy: 6-42301-501

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