MC-1B Steerable Troop
All MC1-1B Canopy Assemblies are manufactured using the latest revision of material
listed in Technical Data and new U.S. Army material color Camouflage Green #483.
All MC1-1B Canopy Assemblies are manufactured in strict accordance with Personnel Parachute U.S. Military Specifications MIL-DTL-6645, MIL-DTL-7567 and MIL-STD-849, latest revisions.
All MC1-1B Canopy Assemblies are preserved, packaged and packed in accordance with U.S. Military Specifications or customer's specific packaging instructions.
The MC1-1B maneuverable parachute assembly is used primarily for a premeditated jump when a precision landing in a small target area is necessary. The basic canopy is the same as that for the T-10B assembly, except that there are orifices or cut-out areas in 11 of the 30 gores, creating a gliding type descent. The MC1-1B canopy has two control lines, each extending from an outboard orifice to toggles which may be manipulated in such a way as to make turns.
The major change to the basic canopy was made in 1976 with the addition of anti-inversion netting to the skirt. This so improved the reliability of an already very dependable parachute that many canopies already in service were retrofitted with the netting. An additional change was made to the canopy in 2003 incorporating Fluorocarbon treated suspension and vent lines. This treatment of the nylon cord, Type II, 400# tensile strength protects the cord from collecting dirt and grit from the drop zone and increases the service life of the canopy.
The Pack Assembly P/N 62J4342 was revised in June 1995 by adding one (1) each Static Line Stow Bar to each side of present webbing loops used for stowing the Static Line. These new Stow Bars are used for additional stows at the folded ends of 15'-5" yellow Static Line.
When packed for service, the complete assembly weighs approximately 29 pounds. The canopy has a nominal diameter of 35 feet and a projected or inflated diameter of 24.5 feet.
All MC1-1B assemblies material color was changed to the new U.S. Army color Camouflage Green #483 in 1995. The deployment bag body is made from 9 ounce Camouflage Green #483 cotton sateen, nylon webbing, cotton webbing and cotton tape. A static line is attached through the break cord strap on inside of the bag under strap pocket and around deployment bag main strap or attached directly around the deployment bag main strap if the break strap is eliminated.
The body of the pack tray is made from Camouflage Green #483 nylon pack cloth and the components that are sewn to the body are made from nylon pack cloth and nylon webbing.
The harness assembly is made primarily from Camouflage Green #483, Type XIII nylon webbing. The chest, back, and leg straps permit size adjustments.
Each riser is 30 inches in length with the male fitting of the canopy release permanently attached. The risers are designed so that the control lines may be threaded through the fluted portion and are readily accessible to the jumper.
The Capewell lanyard pull release, P/N 100681, or the newer P/N 100681-2 Stainless Steel Slider (Cadmium Chromate Plated) for the canopy risers is incorporated as a safety feature, and allows quick and reliable release of the canopy when landing under high wind conditions or in the water.
*Figures based on 91 Kg. (200 lb.) suspended weight
||4.2 M/ sec
|Rate of Turn:
||360¡ in 9.0
||150 M (500
||136 Kg (300
15 Ea, 8" Long
||13 Kg (29 lb)
Suspended Weight (AUW):
||160 Kg (350
Descent at 90 Kg AUW:
||5.4 M/s (17.8
||150 M (500
||278 Km/h (150
||4.2 M/s (14
|Time for 360¡
cm (20 in)
Width: 35.6 cm (14 in)
Depth: 12.7 cm (5 in)