brake parachute


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deceleration parachute

A parachute attached to aircraft and deployed to slow it, especially during landing. Also called a brake parachute, drogue parachute, tail chute, or parabrake. See braking parachute.

tail parachute

tail parachute
A parachute(s) fitted normally on combat or experimental aircraft and meant to reduce the landing run and/or the float after rounding off. A tail chute is located in the rear portion of the aircraft and provides a steady deceleration of 0.25 to 0.35 g. The tail chutes, however, become relatively inefficient at slower forward speeds. These are jettisoned either at the end of a landing run or when the aircraft has slowed down sufficiently. In some installations, they are automatically retracted at low speeds. Also known as a brake parachute or a drag chute.
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There were also special wheels and tyres for driving on salt, the body was significantly lowered, a limited-slip differential was used to improve traction - and two brake parachutes for slowing the Beetle down.