HAWK AIRCRAFT BRAKE PARACHUTE
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 is the Design Organisation (DO) and the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of this parachute. It 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|