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Hard To Find Reports

Para Publishing has secured a number of hard-to-find government and industry reports on parachutes. Each report is reproduced and bound in a report cover.


 Human Strength Capabilities for the Operation of Parachute Ripcords and Riser Releases. Tests by Nilss M. Aume and Joe W. McDaniel, Ph.D. at the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory and Thomas Garver at the University of Dayton Research Institute revealed that many male and female subjects could not pull 27 lbs. October 1983, 59 pages, 8.5 x 11.

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ISBN: AFAMRL-TR-83-081
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Pull Force Capabilities for Parachute Ripcord Release. Margaret I. Bullock, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia, measured pull forces with a variety of subjects. November 1977, 52 pages, 8.5 x 11. AMM No. 33.
PR-404 Pull Force Capabilities

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Determination of Parachute Ripcord Pull Forces During Free-Fall: Physiological Studies of Military Parachutists Via FM/FM Telemetry - IV. Donald H. Reid, Joseph E. Doerr and John A. Buckman, US Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility, El Centro. December 1973, 6 pages, 8.5 x 11. Technical Report No. 8-73.
PR-420 Ripcord Pull Force

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Student Equipment Standard Survey. Results of the survey on types of equipment used by student parachutists across the US Numbers and graphs reveal preferences for piggyback vs. conventional gear, types of deployment initiation, types of static lines used, aircraft used, exit procedures & speeds, handle locations, equipment & personal gear preferred, and DZ specs. Compiled by Cliff Schmucker and published by the Technical Committee of the Parachute Industry Association. August 1990. 43 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-401 Student Equipment Survey

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Navy Repack Cycle Extension Program. Tests by the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California, revealed that after 30 days, parachute opening times do not increase to any appreciable degree no matter how long the parachute is packed. August 1990, 156 pages, 8.5 x 11. NWC TP 7090.
PR-402 Navy Repack Cycle Extension Program

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A Philosophical Basis for the Use of High-Performance Gliding Parachutes in Ejection Seat Aircraft by Manley C. Butler, Jr. Evidence and arguments for the use of ram-air canopies in ejection seats. June 1985, 46 pages, 8.5 x 11. NWC TM 5458.
PR-405 Gliding Ejection Seat

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In-Flight Ejection Seat Test Using the Aircrew Gliding Escape System (AGES) Parachute by Manley C. Butler, Jr. Describes the successful test program on a ram-air canopy in an ejection seat. Includes documentation of the test setup, the test plan and checklists. September 1986, 41 pages, 8.5 x 11. NWC TP 6741.
PR-406 AGES

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Basic Performance, Design, and Construction of Ram-Air-Inflated Gliding Parachute Wings by Manley C. Butler, Jr. Describes ram-air canopies with their opening characteristics and flight controls. General guidelines for design and construction are presented. April 1986, 46 pages, 8.5 x 11, NWC TM 5739.
PR-407 Basic Performance Ram-Air

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Advanced Recovery Systems Wind Tunnel Test Report by R.H. Geiger and W.K. Wailes. A Pioneer Aerospace Project for NASA. Tests of large ram-air canopies were performed in the NASA-AMES 80 x 120 wind tunnel. Results for various angles of attack and wing loadings are presented. August 1990, 93 pages, 8.5 x 11, NASA Contractor Report 177563.
PR-408 Wind Tunnel Tests-2

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Gilding Parachutes by John Stephen Lingard. A technical report on ram-air canopy design. Many charts and graphs. Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., England. 1990, 57 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-409 Gliding Parachutes

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Development of Special Parafoil Airfoils for Steep Descent. Two airfoil sections were developed and tested. They have both high lift and high drag simultaneously and produce a canopy with a steep, slow descent. Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. March 1986, 21 pages, 8.5 x 11, AV-FR-86/812.
PR-410 Parafoil Steep Descent

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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Ram-Air-Inflated All-Flexible Wings of Aspect Ratios 1.0 to 3.0 by George M. Ware and James L. Hassell, Jr., NASA-Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. Technical report describes tests and results. Many photos and charts. 108 pages, 8.5 x 11, Technical Memorandum SX-1923.
PR-411 Wind Tunnel Tests-1

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An Introduction to Deployable Recovery Systems by Jan Meyer. Describes the basic components of most deployable recovery systems, the functions of each component and the problems that occur if the component fails to perform adequately. Models are presented for deployable recovery systems. Sandia National Laboratories. August 1985, 33 pages, 8.5 x 11, SAND85-1180.
PR-412 Deployable Recovery Systems

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Technical Standard Order System, a Guide for Manufacturers published by the FAA Northwest Mountain Region, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office. Tells how the TSO system works. 12 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-413 TSO System

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Technical Standard Order Procedures published by the FAA. Procedures for obtaining a Technical Standard Order (TSO). September 21, 1987, 10 pages, 8.5 x 11. Order 8150.1A.
PR-414 Order 8150

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How to Get a TSO For Parachutes by Manley C. Butler, Jr. Everything you need to get approval for parachutes. 1984, 109 pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN 0-930747-00-3.
PR-415 Butler TSO

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Army Parachute Incidents, 1980-1990, compiled from US Army data by Michael Ravnitzky. Reports on over 5,000 Army Airborne accidents. 888 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-416 Army Parachute Incidents
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The Aerodynamics of Parachutes by David J. Cockrell, University of Leicester, and A.D. Young, University of Cambridge, England. Technical paper on round canopies: steady state aerodynamics, common canopy shapes, trajectory dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, canopy deployment and inflation, determining aerodynamic characteristics, analyzing flow, extra-terrestrial applications, and further research. 1987, 72 pages, 8.5 x 11, NATO AGARDograph No. 295.
PR-417 AGARD-295

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 Aerospace Standard 8015 by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The latest revision of Minimum Performance Standards for Parachute Assemblies and Components, Personnel. 1992, 11 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-419 AS-8015

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Parachute Patents, Volume One: United States, compiled by Michael J. Ravnitzky. Contains the patent number, title, issue date, inventor and abstract for over 900 patents granted from 1970 through 1992. Also included are the numbers for the patents granted up to 1970. Compiled 1993, 268 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-421 Patents

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Airdrop Equipment & Techniques-Foreign by the US Defense Intelligence Agency. A recently declassified 314-page document describing the current and projected parachute equipment, organization, trends, R&D, manufacturing facilities, etc. for all other countries besides the US The sections on the Eastern European countries and China are particularly revealing. Some paragraphs censored (cut out) by the DIA.
PR-422 Foreign Airdrop Equipment

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MC-4 Ram Air Free-Fall Personnel Parachute System is the official military manual for all services. Covers descriptions, principles of operation, maintenance, repair, storage and shipment preparation, parts lists, etc. Fully indexed including a National Stock Number index. TM 10-1670-287-23&P, 302 pages, 8.5 x 11.
PR-423 MC-4 Ram Air

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