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The Parachute Manual, A Technical Treatise on Aerodynamic Decelerators by Dan Poynter covers everything there is to know about the parachute: Packing, rigging, alterations, design, repairs, materials, regulations, manufacture, specifications, loft layout, rigging tools, all the personnel parachute assemblies and parts with change notices and much, much more. The Manual, known as the Bible to parachute riggers everywhere, is in use by all branches of the US Armed Services, the Forest Service and many foreign governments. Now two volumes are available as a set.


The Parachute Manual, Volume I, by Dan Poynter. Covers all parachutes through 1984 plus historical information, "round" canopies and US military parachutes.
Volume I, third edition, completely revised, soft cover, 8.5 x 11 Kivar cover, 592 pages, 2,200 photos and drawings, more than 17,000 in print.

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ISBN: 978-0-915516-35-3
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The Parachute Manual, Volume II, by Dan Poynter. Covers all parachute since 1985 plus more on "square" ram-air canopies, sport piggyback harness/container systems, new materials and construction techniques.
Volume II, fourth edition, completely revised, soft cover, 8.5 x 11 Kivar cover, 416 pages, 821 photos and drawings, more than 7,000 in print.

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ISBN: 978-0-915516-80-3
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The Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual by T.W. Knacke provides the tools to evaluate, select, design, test, manufacture, and operate parachute recovery systems. These systems range from simple, one-parachute assemblies to multiple-parachute systems, and include equipment for impact attenuation, flotation, location, retrieval, and disposition. All system aspects are discussed, including the selection of the most suitable recovery system concept, a computerized approach to parachute performance, force and stress analysis, geometric gore design, component layout, material selection, system design, manufacturing, and in-service maintenance. This is the last word in technical design manuals for recovery systems. Theo Knacke is the parachute engineer's engineer. He is the ultimate authority on escape systems, landing deceleration canopies, aerial delivery clusters, personnel parachutes and spacecraft recovery systems. The manual was written for the US Navy and is published by Para Publishing under contract.

Knacke manual. Softcover 8.5 x 11 Kivar cover, 512 pages, 280 illustration, 78 tables.

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ISBN: 978-0-915516-85-8
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