The Hawk Aircraft Brake Parachute is used to slow the aircraft on landing to allow it to land
on short runways and landing strips.
• IrvinGQ are the Design Organisation (DO) and the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of this parachute.
• IrvinGQ is the only authorised manufacturer of this parachute, supplying them direct to BAE Systems, the aircraft manufacturer, and the user Air Forces who operate the aircraft.
|Parachute Type||Aircraft Brake|
|Assembly Part Number||MRIGQ1601|
|Parachute Part Number||GQD18166|
|Parachute Type||6 band Ring Slot|
|Parachute Flying Dia||2.64m (8.7ft)|
|Number of Gores||30|
|Number of rigging lines||30|
|Parachute Construction||Ribbon Ring Slot|
|Deployment Method||Vane Auxiliary|
|Max Deployment Speed||160 knots|
|Max number of streams||50|
|Total Life||10 years or 50 streams|