The G-12 cargo parachute is designed for medium capacity use with the A-22 aerial delivery cargo bag and with variations of platform rigged loads. The G-12 64 feet cargo parachute assembly was developed primarily for use in the deceleration and stabilization of bulk-type platform air delivery cargo loads. The G-12 can be used singularly or in clusters of two or more, depending upon air delivery load weight, and can be dropped from minimum altitudes ranging from 475 to 550 feet AGL. In its basic configuration, the G-12 is capable of supporting up to 2,200 lbs payload and when in a cluster of two (2), the assembly is capable of supporting up to 3,500 lbs.
The canopy consists of a 64 feet diameter hemispherical nylon canopy, with gores and suspension lines numbered clockwise when viewed from the canopy vent; and two riser assemblies, each composed of four suspension risers, terminating in two riser attaching loops connected to a suspension clevis.
Part number G-12D
Part number G-12E
Complete set (NSN)