pulls the WORD motor away from the seat back.
are attached to alternate suspension lines on
This action extracts the firing lanyard from the
the parachute canopy skirt in a 360-degree
motor and ignites the WORD motor.
pattern. This opens the parachute and allows the
canopy to fill quickly. If the spreading gun fails
When the WORD rocket is fired, it extracts
to fire, a fail-safe collar releases the slugs and
the parachute from its container. The parachute
allows normal parachute inflation. If mode 1 fails,
drag pulls a lanyard that fires the ballistic
mode 2 will automatically provide the ejection
spreading gun. The gun expels metal slugs, which
Figure 6-34.Mode 1: low speed/low altitude.