tail chute

brake parachutes

brake parachutes
Parachutes fitted on combat or experimental aircraft to reduce the landing run and/or the float after rounding off. They are located in the rear portion of the aircraft and provide a steady deceleration of 0.25 to 0.35 g. They, however, become relatively inefficient at slower forward speeds and are jettisoned either at the end of a landing run or when aircraft has slowed down sufficiently. In some installations, they are automatically retracted at low speeds. Predominantly known as drag chute and tail chute.

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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I landed back at Pathankot, touching down at one and a half times the landing speed without the tail chute, flaps or the airbrakes."
The robust rigid hauler features a high-capacity body with exhaust heating to limit carry-back and increase productivity while a 15-degree sloping tail chute gives good retention and permits controlled dumping into the crusher.
The transmission has an integral hydraulic retarder as standard, The 41.5 [m.sup.3] (SAE 2:1 heaped) dump body is constructed from Hardox 400 abrasion resistant steel for all wearing surfaces except for the floor and tail chute, which are made from 20 mm Hardox 450 material for even better durability in these critical areas.