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Not C9 canopy? Metal rings at base of canopy


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phantomfixer

Looks likea typical C9 canopy, but has metal rings at the base of the canopy where the shroud lines connent, and has a phenolic pin on panel 7...also has od webbing going around the canopy, laterally....near the top...what is the canopy?

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Just a guess, but I am thinking an ACES II canopy. The rings are for a reefing line and the metal cylinder in post 2 would be the mount for the reefing line cutter.  See if the canopy in this picture is like yours.  This is an internet picture from the Air Force with the caption: Mark Richey works on an F-15 ACES II parachute in the shop. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp

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phantomfixer

Thanks much RWW...the two rings on the shroud lines in your picture are a match for sure...

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Homer J

That's exactly what it is. I packed a few of these at NAS Oceana back in 93-94. VFC-12 had a few F-16s that they used for adversary aircraft. 

 

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mohawkALSE

Do the risers that have the roller yokes and where the canopy quick release fittings (Koch or Frost type) attach directly to the connector links on those chutes or is there some kind of extension between em?

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phantomfixer

These are the connectors for the risers...is that what you meant Mohawk?

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Yes, the risers attach to the connector links shown in the above picture.  The Air Force would then put a red rubber safety cover over the end of the link that comes off.  I have never seen a two piece riser or an extension.

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mohawkALSE
10 hours ago, RWW said:

Yes, the risers attach to the connector links shown in the above picture.  The Air Force would then put a red rubber safety cover over the end of the link that comes off.  I have never seen a two piece riser or an extension.

Thanks wasn't sure, I have a NOS pair of ACES risers and they seemed sorta short and Ive seen some risers, I think for the J5D seat labeled as Riser Extensions.    Phantom I might be interested in that canopy.  Bob you have any spare rubber link covers?  I know my BA-22 had those on the riser links too.  Seems only the AF uses those.

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