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"Research Institute of parachute building" will test the parachute system D-12

"Research Institute of parachute building" will test the parachute system D-12Honored parachutist - tester Vladimir Nesterov, who has more than twelve thousand jumps behind him, will test the innovative D-12 parachute system. The new parachute, designed for training and combat jumping with full service armament and equipment, was developed with the support of the holdingAviation equipment ”(part of the Russian Technologies Corporation).

The D-12 parachute assault system is designed for combat and training jumps from IL-76, IL-76М, Il-76MD aircraft, Mi-8 helicopter and its modifications. It has a wide range of adjustments, is made of lighter and more durable materials, which allows the paratrooper to take with him more payload.

"D-12 is a parachute system of a new generation," said Sergey Astakhov, director of the FSUE "Research Institute of Parachute Engineering". - With a total flight weight of 160 kg, the D-12 ensures reliable operation in the 150-4000 altitude range and a comfortable landing for a paratrooper at a speed of no more than 4,5 m / s. The main parachute provides an average horizontal speed of movement up to 4,5 m / s forward and back, as well as a turn in any direction on the 180 for a time not more than 15. Suspension system has a wide range of adjustments. The developed parachute system can rightly be called an innovative product with a completely new quality, surpassing world analogues in many ways. ”

During the test jumps, Sergey Astakhov, Director of the Research Institute of Parachute Engineering, Professor Vladimir Aparinov, D-12 Project Executive Officer, D-12 System Design Team, will be in attendance at the aerodrome.

Holding "Aviation Equipment" is part of the corporation "Russian Technologies". Includes 36 enterprises located throughout the country: in Moscow, Moscow region, Ufa, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Omsk, Arkhangelsk region and other regions of Russia. The company is a supplier and service station for the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment. In the Russian market and in the CIS countries, the company offers products to the world's leading manufacturers of aviation equipment from Europe, America and Asia. The holding's customers are such companies as Aeroflot, Sukhoi, Transaero, Airlines, UTair and other major participants in the air transportation market.
FSUE “Research Institute of Parachute Building” is the leading developer in the field of parachute building in Russia. The institute carries out fundamental and applied research in the field of parachute technology, the development of parachutes of all types and their manufacture for Russian and foreign customers. The main activity of the institute is inextricably linked with the development of aviation, rocket and space technology. Institute of

develops and manufactures parachute systems for manned and unmanned spacecraft, parachute systems for rescue of rocket blocks weighing up to 70 tons, brake landing parachute systems for all types of aircraft, parachute rescue systems for aircraft crews, airborne human and cargo systems, as well as special parachute systems systems and parachute systems for ammunition, including those operating in supersonic modes.

Russian Technologies is a Russian corporation established in 2007 year to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial civilian and military products. All in "Russian Technologies" includes about 660 organizations. The corporation consists of 17 holdings: 12 of them are in the defense industry, 5 is in civilian industries, and 22 is a direct management organization. Headquarters is located in Moscow. Corporation organizations are located in the territory of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to markets in more than 70 countries of the world.
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  1. Download Do Re Mi
    Download Do Re Mi 1 October 2012 19: 27
    It’s high time to replace parachutes in the army and not only in the Airborne Forces .21 century in the yard! It’s good that they started to think!
    1. crazyrom
      crazyrom 1 October 2012 21: 22
      So are these parachutes for people? Why square? It seemed to me that in the form of a wing it is more convenient to control, no?
      1. Drednout
        Drednout 1 October 2012 21: 49
        "Oaks" for landing and study, and the shape of the wing for athletes. You have to go on the wing with experience. But it's time to change D6 and D5-1, although the pieces are reliable, but uncontrollable.
        1. s1н7т
          s1н7т 1 October 2012 22: 31
          Why would the D-6 be uncontrollable? Even the D-1-5U was not very weakly controlled). Not sports, of course, but the D-12 does not pretend. And the wing will be the most!
        2. sapulid
          sapulid 1 October 2012 23: 04
          You know, in 1981 I made my first jump with d-5, then, with him, I was in the military police department of the LC and in the troops. Learned to manage it is not very bad. Not a wing, but it’s possible to get to a 50m by 50m platform, even with 5 points. Cons, large volume and weight. Extra control when landing a large group is simply dangerous. Dummies, everywhere enough.
        3. Denzel13
          Denzel13 2 October 2012 00: 48
          D-6 has control lines and rifts, slowly, but still managed.
      2. Wedmak
        Wedmak 1 October 2012 22: 09
        It’s more convenient, only to teach management longer. A kick in the ass and went - it will not work, a newcomer to it will easily be screwed.
  2. Joker
    Joker 1 October 2012 19: 33
    But do we have people who can say a few words about these parachutes and their advantages?
    1. Denzel13
      Denzel13 1 October 2012 19: 58
      The declared indicators for d-12 exceed the data of the used d-6 of the 4th series and d-10. Unfortunately, I haven’t come across him "live" yet, so it would be wrong to make judgments. And one thing can be said about the replacement of parachutes - of course, we need to improve it, only with proven systems. Our amphibious canopies have always been distinguished by their reliability and relative unpretentiousness, although by and large there is more of a question of the quality of airborne artillery.
    2. mga04
      mga04 1 October 2012 20: 01
      There is too little information about the system in the article, but from what is there pleases. The most common parachutes are the Soviet D-1-5U, D-5 series 2 and D-6. All of them have a descent speed near the ground of about 5 m / s with a total weight of no more than 120 kg. for D-1-5U and D-5, no more than 140kg for D-6. At the same time, the D-5 is not completely controllable, only sliding by pulling the straps from the right side is possible. Parachutes D-1-5U and D-6 provide the ability to turn and move horizontally at a speed of about 2,5 m / s. With all these systems, completely uncontrolled "spare wheels" are used, as a rule Z-5, with a descent speed at the ground of 7,5 m / s.
      The declared characteristics of the D-12 sound more solid than that of the "oldies", but I would like to know the mass of this system, the type of spare wheel and the minimum height of use.
      1. Drednout
        Drednout 1 October 2012 21: 55
        Quote: mga04
        Parachutes D-1-5U and D-6 provide the possibility of a turn

        If only the overlap of the straps of the suspension system.
        1. s1н7т
          s1н7т 1 October 2012 22: 37
          And for some reason it seems to me that you can turn around just with the help of the "bosses" - pulled, and you wait for a turn. True, I had to wait a long time). And on D1-5U the "bosses" were real))) And on the D-6 - "red", no? Maybe I forgot, of course). And the overlap was on D1 series 8. Maybe even on D-5, but I didn’t jump with him, and I don’t remember from the theory (
        2. Denzel13
          Denzel13 2 October 2012 00: 50
          With what a fright overlap straps? There are control lines.
        3. mga04
          mga04 2 October 2012 09: 29
          Quote: Drednout
          If only an overlap of the straps of the suspension system

          Parachutes D-1-5U and D-6 have control lines providing their turn and horizontal movement forward with a speed of up to 2,5 m / s. But a soldier is thrown, almost always, with control blocked - to reduce the likelihood of a collision in the air.
          1. Drednout
            Drednout 3 October 2012 22: 01
            Quote: mga04
            throw, almost always, with locked controls

            Apparently so I had to jump.
  3. Victor
    Victor 1 October 2012 20: 20
    The main problem during the jump was always the control of the parachute during the descent. The maximum that was possible on the D-6 and D-10 was a 180-degree turn. to enter the correct downwind descent mode. It was also possible to go into a deep or not very horizontal descent by choosing lines from one side or the other. But at the same time, the speed of the horizontal descent increased by an order of magnitude. On the D-12, a semi-sports control principle is applied, when the "Leaf" can move along the horizon (including against the wind) without going into "sliding", i.e. without losing dramatically height. This gives a huge advantage to the fighter in a controlled descent to a given point. On old systems, they landed where God (in the sense of the wind) sends. Pleased with the location of the GC (cargo container). Previously and now it is attached under the ass of the parachutist, where the RD-54 also hangs. It was very difficult to get to the plane, and you couldn't really push off when dropped. In the new version, the main battery became larger and is attached to the place where the reserve parachute is attached in the D-6-10 system. In the new system, the reliability of the mechanism for opening the spare canopy is of particular importance. In the old systems, everything was very simple and reliable, and most importantly, before the eyes of a fighter.
    Previously, you can summarize, the new system threatens to become very good and qualitatively new in management, replacing old parachutes, provided that it is brought to the reliability of the D-6-10. And as correctly noted Denzel13 , everything always depends on the quality of ground testing of elements of the Airborne training
    1. crazyrom
      crazyrom 1 October 2012 21: 24
      Wait, explain for ordinary people: is this square parachute easier to fly than another wing-shaped one? (rectangle).
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 1 October 2012 22: 50
        A couple of years ago, on August 2, we went to the unit where the leader in jumping is my friend. A holiday, that, that. And suddenly - square domes! We even stopped drinking vodka))) Then, answering our questions "at the table", a friend who also jumped on a "square" said: like a parachute - so-so, not far from the regular ones. Nothing fundamentally new.
        Question: why the hell is he needed? Firstly, nothing new, except for the Civil Code. Secondly, it is time to refuse parachutes in the army for the poor and stupid. Mass ejection is now simply not real (there is nothing to it, one regiment of BTA remained for the whole country for this), and experts will easily master any decent wing.
        1. Ilyich
          Ilyich 2 October 2012 01: 39
          Well, square domes, as such, are far from news in parachuting. Sam PD-47 felt. Although I didn’t have to jump with him, but the comrade who happened to say that it was a terrible thing. When opening it is necessary to hold the eggs almost with your hands, otherwise they will fly further.
          You cannot refuse oaks. The fact that 1 BTA regiment was left in total - it can still be .. And the wing for the first-time kit is a grenade for a monkey. If you don’t put a slider on your head when opening it, it will fly away in 3 km, so you need to look for the whole crowd later. Oak - just right.
    2. s1н7т
      s1н7т 1 October 2012 22: 42
      By the way, yes. About the reserve is correctly noticed - when it is in front of the eyes, it increases confidence in the application. And when the HZ, where: opened, no? comes out no? how is it going? etc. doubts may be. I don’t like something.
    3. Denzel13
      Denzel13 2 October 2012 01: 12
      And I would also like to add, from practice - if you throw from Ilov from 300-350 m with the wind, then you won’t have time to deploy Nichrome (if you weren’t lucky) onto the D-6 using control lines, you have to turn in the old fashioned manner at the free ends.
      At the Summer-90 exercises, our unit had the dubious pleasure of jumping from 330 meters in the wind with gusts of up to 16 m / s. And many with the GK-30, which also did not add enthusiasm. There were no injuries. Some, of course, then swept along the landing site, not immediately managing to put out the domes.
    4. Ilyich
      Ilyich 2 October 2012 01: 48
      Quote: Victor
      In the new system, the reliability of the emergency dome opening mechanism is of particular importance. In old systems, everything was very simple and reliable, and most importantly before the eyes of a fighter.

      +100. There is still no need to forget about the moment that, with incomplete disclosure, it is better to discard it from you. And with the rear location - how it is back there with the main (not fully open and dangling) dome will work - another question. It doesn’t matter if they release the release, but I didn’t look at it in the video.
      According to the declared characteristics, I also did not see anything fundamentally new.
  4. Sleptsoff
    Sleptsoff 1 October 2012 20: 33
    0:47 - Orcs are experiencing a new catapult. Kick-ass and rednecks)) and indeed almost everywhere like that.
    1. Ilyich
      Ilyich 2 October 2012 01: 52
      Quote: Sleptsoff
      Kick-ass and rednecks)) and indeed almost everywhere like that.

      Perfectly! We abandon the catapult and you go to experience the new, just developed, domes. Which no one has ever experienced for disclosure.
      Maybe they won’t even break the first time ... winked
      1. Sleptsoff
        Sleptsoff 2 October 2012 16: 23
        I'm not talking about how they are tested, but about who is experiencing them - seemingly not quite sober individuals with a cigarette in their teeth and in old quilted jackets. In general, as usual, only then do not be surprised by accidents with this "unparalleled" parachute.
        1. Ilyich
          Ilyich 2 October 2012 23: 50
          You will probably be surprised, but ordinary workers in the country look that way. Not sleek rags in lace shirts with rhinestones and painted lips. And not a muscular macho with a porcelain smile.
          Here are just how men - a hundred points ahead will be given to the entire "creative class", which will not score a nail without a bunch of specialists.
          Go to the entrance of any large plant and take a look. Then you will judge by the clothes.

          Stop watching commercials and TV shows. Harmful to mental health, you know ...
          1. Sleptsoff
            Sleptsoff 4 October 2012 19: 27
            This is what workers who melt metal in blast furnaces look like, but not people who produce parachutes. By the way, I've seen a lot of workers and everywhere you can look decent and wear normal workwear. What kind of modernization can we talk about if we still look like savages, brains need to be modernized.
  5. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 1 October 2012 20: 34
    It requires good preparation, because, upon landing, it gaped - 9m / s, plus wind speed ....
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 2 October 2012 15: 45
      Good preparation, it is needed everywhere!)
  6. Su24
    Su24 1 October 2012 21: 18
    In the sense of 160 kg ??)) Does a paratrooper parachute weigh so much?
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 1 October 2012 21: 53
      160 kg - the weight of the landing party with equipment and so on.
    2. Nick
      Nick 1 October 2012 22: 02
      This is most likely the capacity of a parachute
    3. Wedmak
      Wedmak 1 October 2012 22: 12
      I understand the paratrooper + container = up to 160 kg. Although in this case it will not be enough ...?
  7. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke 1 October 2012 21: 26
    Time flies, I left the plane with D-5 and it’s not been 15 years .. already .. D-12.
    1. Ilyich
      Ilyich 2 October 2012 02: 00
      Quote: B_KypTke
      I went out of the plane with D-5 and not 15 years

      D-6 already 20 years ago not only existed, but was used with might and main. wink
  8. Allegedly
    Allegedly 1 October 2012 21: 27
    “Tell me, rabbi, can you jump on a shabbat with a parachute?”
    - You can jump, you can’t open the parachute.
  9. Gromila555
    Gromila555 1 October 2012 21: 44
    meaning full weight, parachute system + paratrooper + equipment
  10. s1н7т
    s1н7т 1 October 2012 23: 10
    Another nano-miracle?)))
    Back in the 80s, it was considered that for a relatively safe launch of a battalion into enemy territory, provided with air defense means, forces and means of aviation of the front would be required. Question - why the heck do we need a massive parachute ?! DShBry - in assault and landing. "Narrow specialists" - on the wing. You can jump far from the area, you can expect to land where you need to, the minimum being in the air.
    Or - trikes. They have been pushed since the mid-80s, but someone in the army is pushing. In the late 80s there was even short-term training for them. Not for long, however, then everything calmed down.
    And for whom is this parachute system? For the Airborne Forces? They won’t jump in the war anyway.
    And the article itself is half stupid advertising. Those who are led and admire remind me of honest EP voters - they listened to nonsense, read nonsense, voted, and then they are surprised that everything is so bad with us. Article - minus, definitely! Moreover, in the troops I saw this square back in the 10th year. Single, true.
  11. Krilion
    Krilion 2 October 2012 03: 50
    Massive parachute landing will never be used ... and limited is also unlikely ...
    1. grizzlir
      grizzlir 2 October 2012 07: 52
      Well, why. Here during the war in Afghanistan, during the deblockade of Khost, mass landing was used. The truth, instead of the paratroopers, they landed sandbags that the spirits successfully shot and opened their firing positions on their heads.
  12. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 2 October 2012 09: 42
    The main thing is not to attract any of the "partners" (Belarusians and Kazakhs can be), especially the Chinese, can we really not pull the production of parachutes ourselves ?!
  13. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 2 October 2012 13: 02
    Yesterday I watched a film about Chkalov ... there was a dialogue on the production of new (or not new) parachutes that were bought for gold from the French imperialists ... interestingly, and we will discuss and polemize the new forms of belts, suspenders and button ovals also (for me, is this all ordinary working moments)? Maybe it’s time to throw the airborne assault in self-inflated cocoons with piloting elements - would that be interesting in my understanding ???
    PS No offense to all those who have used and are using these products.