MC-4 is the standard military freefall parachute system of the U.S. Army Special
Forces, and has demonstrated its superior reliability during military operations
around the world. The MC-4 is designed to meet the full range of military
freefall parachute operations, including HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) and
HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening) conducted by the most sophisticated of
military parachute organizations. The MC-4 system is built around a 370 sq. ft.
rectangular gliding canopy design used for both the main and reserve canopies.
The MC-4 is completely compatible with the Irvin FF-2 automatic ripcord release,
as well as other automatic ripcord releases qualified for use by the U.S. Army,
for assured activation of the main parachute. The MC-4 features the proven MT-1X
7-cell, 370 sq. ft. spanwise constructed main and reserve canopies. The proven
Para-Flite reserve deployment system, 7 point adjustable harness, provisions for
a main ripcord release (FF-2) or reserve automatic ripcord release (AR2, Cypres)
are standard features. The harness/container system, with adjustable waistband
and 4 equipment rings, will accommodate all current oxygen bottles, radios,
navigation aids, weapons, rucksacks, equipment bags and lowering lines.
||370 sq. ft.
||28.5 ft (8.7m)
||13.0 ft (4.0m)
||3 to 1
||360 lbs. (182
||10-25 mph (24-40
|ROD Full Flight:
||14-16 fps (4.3
|ROD 50% Brakes:
||6-10 fps (1.8 -
|ROD 100% Brakes:
||2-6 fps (0.6 -
||25,000 ft MSL
||0 to 150 KIAS