PARATROOP AND CARGO DROP EQUIPMENT
Paratroop and cargo drop equipment is used to
ensure that the parachute opens when troops or cargo
are dropped out the aft end of the helicopter. The
equipment consists of an anchor cable, a retriever, and
In use, the anchor cable is installed along the cabin
ceiling from sta 120 to sta 594. Parachute static lines
are hooked to the cable forward of the retriever.
The quick-disconnect is used to bring static lines into
the helicopter after a mission. It can also be used to
bring in a paratrooper if the static line fouls or does not
disengage. To use this feature, the helicopter winch
cable must be routed as shown. The quick-disconnect is
hooked to the link on the retriever and the winch cable is
coupled to the quick-disconnect. The winch is operated
to pull the retriever forward along the anchor cable,
pulling in the static lines.
When not in use, the equipment is stowed in a stowage
bag. The bag is mounted aft of the cabin door, behind
the troop seat.
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