Parachutes slow Mirage landings

Accession Number F02791
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 24 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Date made 12 June 1970
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Today's supersonic military aircraft with landing speeds of nearly 200 mph need more than the normal wheel brakes to slow down the aircraft on the runway. This film shows the use of the brake parachute to supplement the normal braking system.

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