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Huh, yeah that's for sure where I learned the term. For instance, on B-52 drag chutes... (write your own jokes).....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 65573)
Posted on: 03-13-2019 10:39.
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...you couldn't order just the spring for the pilot chute at one point. Doesn't mean you couldn't replace it if you could cannibalize from another one, but you could only order 'next higher assembly' new. I don't think we ever said NHA, oddly one of those situations where there wasn't a commonly used acronym. It was a rare occurrence to have that happened, and hardly any pain to us.

Fun fact: The B-52 drag chute's pilot chute system has a compound spring with a metal top on the device. It'll break your jaw (at a minimum) if you slip and get your face in front of it while packing them into the canister.

Edited by Paul at 3/13/2019 10:40:03 AM


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