Parachute, SA-20

The SA-20 parachute is designed primarily for use in high-speed aircraft (i.e. B-57, T-33 & F-111). Aircraft that have not been refitted with back style parachutes may also utilize this type of parachute.

LSI Product ID: par-8000-00



The basic Automatic Seat Style Parachute Assembly, LSI part number PAR-8000-00, consists of the following: a standard C-9 canopy, a harness and pack assembly which incorporates a D-handle ripcord grip, two PCU-4/P canopy releases, and an F-1B (Class 2 or 4) automatic ripcord release which is installed in the pack.

Application
The SA-20 is designed primarily for use in high-speed aircraft, i.e. B-57, T-33 and F-111. Aircraft that have not been refitted with back style parachutes may also utilize this type of parachute.

Function
As the aircrew member exits the aircraft, the automatic ripcord release is armed manually or automatically (depending upon application). At 14,000 feet (or below if the aircrew member exits the aircraft at a lower altitude), the ripcord cable is pulled by the operation of the automatic ripcord release or by manually pulling the ripcord.

 LSI P/N
 Detailed Parts Breakdown
 Military Reference
 PAR-8000-00  Parachute Assembly, Personnel, Seat  50C7025-20
 PAR-2000-01  Parachute Assembly, Pilot  53J7205
 PAR-2000-02  Disc Assembly  50B7105
 PAR-2000-03  Canopy Assembly  50E6877-3
 PAR-8000-02  Harness Assembly  58K6260-21
 PAR-8000-03  Pack Assembly  59J6318
 REL-1000-00  Release Assembly, Automatic (Type F-1B Class 2)  MIL-R-25565
 Spring, Locking Loop  66C39581
 Retainer Assembly  69C349 or  56B6144
 PAR-8000-04  Cushion, Seat  59F6211
 PAR-8000-05  Cushion, Back  60D6033
 PAR-8000-06  Ripcord Assembly  69C114-10
 PAR-8000-08  Riser Assembly  64D2162-6
 PAR-8000-09  Bag, Deployment  57J6021