PARACHUTE CANOPY AND DROGUE.
The parachute canopy incorporates a crown
bridle, at the apex of which is attached, via a short
strap, a 1.5m (60-inch) ribbon drogue. The
parachute canopy and drogue are packed,
drogue first, into a deployment bag, the closed
end of which is attached via a withdrawal line
to the stirrup on the parachute deployment rocket.
Seat Survival Kit Assembly
The survival kit assembly (fig. 5-28) fits into
the seat bucket and comprises a contoured rigid
platform (lid assembly), to which are attached an
emergency oxygen system and a fabric survival
package. A cushion on top of the platform pro-
vides a firm and comfortable seat for the occupant.
The lid assembly is a rigid platform that
incorporates the emergency oxygen system and lap
belts. The lid assembly also provides stowage for
the radio beacon and mountings for the rucksack
assembly. The lid assembly is retained in position
in the seat bucket by brackets at the front and lugs
secured in the lower harness locks at the rear,
Attached to the lugs are two adjustable lap belts
with integral quick-release fittings.
EMERGENCY OXYGEN SYSTEM. An
emergency oxygen cylinder, a pressure reducer,
and associated hardware are mounted on the
underside of the lid assembly. A green manual-
operating handle is mounted on the LH side of
the assembly, and a cylinder contents gauge is on
the inside face of the left-hand thigh support. The
Figure 5-28.-Seat survival kit assembly; (A) top view; (B) bottom view.