A c-130 of the 815th troop carrier squad, at Pachikawa Air Force Base in Japan has been testing a parachute low altitude delivery system.
Dropping package on target
another package on target
men discussing new strapes.
readying package for new test series.
Airmen in drop zone give go ahead.
At 150 miles per hour the C-130 makes it run.
co-pilot activates system ejecting parachute.
another signal cuts the reefing ring and the load is extracted.
packaged lands on target.
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Background: A c-130 of the 815th troop carrier squad, at Pachikawa Air Force Base in Japan has been testing a parachute low altitude delivery system. Pacific Air Force headquarters asked for a message to deliver packages into small areas.
Not all test have met with success. The strapes which hold the load must stand up to 45,600. New loads are readied using beefed up strapes and a new test series begins. Altitude for the test is approximately 200 ft. The individual loads are about 1200 pounds. Nicked named PLAD, the parachute low altitude delivery.