The MC1-1C maneuverable parachute assembly designed by the United States Army in 1988 from the basic MC1-1B canopy is used primarily for a premeditated jump when a precision soft landing in a small target area is necessary.

MC1-1C/D Characteristics

  • Shape: Parabolic
  • Diameter (nominal): 35 feet (10.7m)
  • Gore Material: 1.1 oz, type I Low Porosity 0-5-5.0 ripstop nylon parachute cloth
  • Vent Line Material: Type II nylon cord, PIA-C-5040 400 lb (181.8 kg) tensile strength
  • No. of Suspension Lines: 30
  • Suspension Line Material: Type II nylon cord, PIA-C-5040 400 lb (181.8 kg) tensile strength
  • Length of Suspension Line (connector link to lower lateral band): 22 feet (6.7m)
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 360 lbs (163 kg)
  • Complete Assembly Weight: 29 lbs (13 kg)
  • Steerable: Yes
  • Maximum Jump Wind Speed: 15 mph (13 knots)
  • Descent Rate (Sea Level): Avg. 18 ft/sec (5.5 m/s)
  • Minimum Deployment Altitude: 500 ft (152m)
  • Maximum Deployment Speed: 173 mph (150 knots)
  • Turn 360 degrees: 8-9 seconds
  • Forward Thrust: 9.5 mph (8 knots)
  • Age Life: 16.5 years
  • Service Life: 12 years
  • NSN: 1670-01-262-2359
  • P/N: 11-1-900-2
  • Canopy: 11-1-1501-3
  • Pack: 62J4342
  • D-Bag: 56D6276
  • Static Line: 55D6481
  • Harness: 11-1-2143-1
  • Riser: 11-1-2149-1

Difference Between Models

MC1-1C: Standard configuration that incorporates a low porosity canopy cloth PIA-C-44378.

MC1-1D: Incorporates the new Universal Static Line with Static Line Snap.

Additional Information

The basic canopy is the same as the MC1-1B except 1993, 1995, and 1996 drawing changes as noted are incorporated:

  • The cloth was changed to 0.5-5.0 CFM porosity, specification PIA-C-44378, Type I
  • The old eleven (11) orifice design was revised to seventeen (17) orifices in the same 11 of the 30 gores; three (3) openings on Gore Nos. 4 and 26;
  • Orifices are tape reinforced horizontally on Gore Nos. 4 and 26 between upper edge at large orifice and lower edge of new lower small opening;
  • Shorter (22’) suspension lines are arranged eight (8) lines each instead of seven (7) on the back risers;
  • Shorter (25’) control lines are used;
  • The 11-3/4” length pocket bands are used instead of the old 8-3/4” length;
  • All material colors are new U.S. Army color Foliage Green #504;
  • Reinforcement zigzag stitching was added for main seams Nos. 6 through 25 (orifice area only) – 30” length about suspension lines;
  • Radial tape cut length is now cut 2-1/4” shorter (17’) to insure cloth fullness in main seam length.
  • A Reinforcement tape was added under each bridle line on inside of canopy – main seam #5 and #6; #25 and #26.
  • Zigzagged stitched reinforcement on the noted main seams was to provide greater tear resistance of the canopy.

These changes create a fast opening canopy with a gliding type descent rate of approximately 4 to 5 feet per second, with more steerability (forward drive) possible.

All Canopy Assemblies are manufactured in strict accordance with Personnel Parachute U.S. Military Specifications MIL-DTL-6645, MIL-DTL-7567 and MIL-STD-849, latest revisions