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F-4 Phantom Drug Chute Size
Topic Started: Sep 3 2017, 06:01 PM (214 Views)
datguy
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I'm working on a diorama plan that involves an RF-4B emergency landing. I'd like to depict the deployed (but now deflated) drag chute on the pavement behind the aircraft. My references and Google give me plenty of photos of the deployed chute, but none mention its dimensions.

Can someone help by providing the information on the chute diameter and the length of the chute cables from the tailcone to the "silk."

Thanks,
-David
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walrus
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Drug chute?
I know that Phantoms dropped bomb's on 'Nam, but I didn't know they dropped acid! :P
Paul from Birmingham, UK
Now living in Barnsley.
Current kit completion rate for 2017=0
Completed in 2016 = 5 + 2 close misses
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datguy
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walrus,Sep 4 2017
12:46 PM
Drug chute? 
I know that Phantoms dropped bomb's on 'Nam, but I didn't know they dropped acid!  :P

Ahh, good catch on my - somewhat ironic - typo. You see, I had rotator cuff surgery last Monday, so I am both a one-handed (non-dominant to boot) and "under the influence"
typist these days.

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RexTN
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ouch, best excuse for a typo, ever.

I can't tell you the length, but, I think I remember seeing a photo or two of the chute streaming after a landing, when I find them, we can calculate the length by comparing to the aircraft length.

It is right around the aircraft length, though.
yep, one of each USN squadron

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datguy
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RexTN,Sep 4 2017
06:05 PM
ouch, best excuse for a typo, ever.

I can't tell you the length, but, I think I remember seeing a photo or two of the chute streaming after a  landing, when I find them, we can calculate the length by comparing to the aircraft length.

It is right around the aircraft length, though.

Great idea on working from a photo, Rex. I'm blaming the medications for missing the obvious there. Finding a photo of an RF-4B with chute deployed and shot from the proper angle was a challenge, but there is a nice photo of one of the heritage (Q)F-4E's that I can work from once the math lobes of my brain come back on line.

see QF-4E with drag chute deployed
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