Thoughts about the parachutes used by north Korean paratroopers?

Thoughts about the parachutes used by north Korean paratroopers?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reppin' their CSAT allegiance.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So they can airdrop malnourished children and adult manlets with the same basic parachute
    Implessive

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    frick off asiaticshill

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If the idea is you can tell the manufacture to scale up the size of a parachute without changing the machinery then that's cool.
    If this is the case its pretty sad NK has to worry about such things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That would make sense. Soviets had the same idea with making everything from mgs to pistols use 7.62 so you could use the same machines to make barrels for them.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what's wrong with it? i like hexagon

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We need some specs and performance test data. Otherwise it just looks different.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably a good idea seeing they are working with best Korea quality controls.
    >have one chute
    >lose one chute
    >die
    vs
    >have seven chutes
    >lose one chute
    >minor injuries

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >lose one chute
      obvious american spy sabotaging the motherland. that's a bullet if i ever saw one

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >have seven chutes
      >3 chutes get tangled up in each other
      >die

      vs
      >have main chute and reserve one

      I think they chose this solution just because it "looks cool" for them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I suspect it's cheaper and easier to QC smaller chutes than bigger ones, plus you can use the same design for both personnel and equipment pod drops, just by varying the number of chutes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No chance of tangling. It's a single chute, just made up of seven segments sown together.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You are moronic. Look at the fricking wires

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but also
      >More things to go wrong
      >More points of catastrophic failure
      I imagine this actually causes a fair few accidents because of difficulties packing.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whenever I watch third-world, rapid-cut paratrooper compilation videos I try to see the guy hitting the ground like a dart when the chute fails to deploy properly. The Russian MoD caught a guy failing to properly catch the tight-rope during joint drills in Syria recently and released it on video anyways, guy on the right after 2:37-2:38:

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that guy at 2:02 not wearing any pants?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        easy access during flight XD
        but yeah, i WTFed, too

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why is that guy at 2:02 not wearing any pants?

          wtf I thought it would be some kind of "guy in shorts for a joke" thing but he seriously just has his wiener hanging out

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it might be thin skin tight pants and the termal vision makes it look that way
            but a russian without pants might even be the better explanation

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It's probably this.
              Should have gotten thermal-opaque underwear.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ready for Chechens

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Must be the unit femboy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Military term is "Care package"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That guy must've fricked up badly to be forced to do drills naked lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That guy must've fricked up badly to be forced to do drills naked lmao

        I think it's two guys in a row that are both naked.
        Could be a machismo thing to do your first jump naked in training, or be challenged to do it that way or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Videos like this, where the Russian military shows off its soldiers equipped and training to "Modern" standards, replete with Optics, Dual-Tube Nods, and fast-roping in places that very distinctly aren't Ukraine make me wonder what sort of relationship Russia has between its blatant material/personal shortages, need to keep up appearances, and the value of places like Syria or the CAR versus Ukraine.
      Also wonder what kind of units get deployed to places other than Ukraine, and if those soldiers spend a lot of time thinking about how lucky they are to not be there.
      Must be fricking surreal knowing that you're one of the select few who's dodged the meat grinder and is now "Baking in Beslan", relatively speaking.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Like being a nazi stationed in Paris i'd think

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do parachutes actually use paracord?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes they do.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My guess is that its for very low-level drops which has a degree of drag and deployment that's quicker on a smaller canopy. Then multiple canopies to have enough to bring you down slow enough.
    The other reason is that after a long enough descent, the chance would really go up on getting a 'you're fricked' tangle in multiple chutes, any decent crosswind or even just a shitty packing job and you're turning into a meat bomb. A lot of people might think 'redundancy' but in my opinion you're also looking at more points of failure

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >parachutes used by north Korean paratroopers
    It's aesthetic, I like it.
    I've no idea if it compromises reliability or not, regular chutes have about the same number of lines and that isn't complex geometry, I don't think it's necessarily less safe but only data would show for sure.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hexes = futuristic
    futuristic = better

    Easy peasy.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are just basic pull down apex parachutes made out of seven sections, there is nothing special about them. You can pull down the center lines to flatten it out so they can glide farther, it's a way to control where you land with more precision.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looks like some Pixar bullshit honestly

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It offers some redundancy in case one of the hexagons are faulty the paratrooper is merely injured rather than killed outright but I suspect it's more necessary for the poor quality NK fabrics.

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