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
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.