An analysis of personnel parachutes for use by Marine Corps Force reconnaissance units.
McLaughlin, Robert Joseph
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There is an opportunity for the Marine Corps to adopt a free-fall parachute, especially for Force Reconnaissance units, where the emphasis is on achieving an assigned mission for the Force Commander. The subject of this thesis is to explore the field of free-fall and high-glide parachutes currently in use within the military establishment and the civilian community and to develop a model for selecting the most cost-effective free-fall parachute for use in the Marine Corps.
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