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I don't think the link will work unless you're already on Vkontakte.

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I'll see if I can pull a selection down.........

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Hopefully this will work now...

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I'm impressed they actually jumped with those old chutes...

I'm even more impressed at someone's photoshop showing them all walking away from it :lol:

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It's just a round canopy jump. I'm told you hit a bit harder than a modern square canopy but they're still quite widespread in military jumping :wink: .

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It's just a round canopy jump. I'm told you hit a bit harder than a modern square canopy but they're still quite widespread in military jumping :wink: .


Yes, I know the Russians still use the good old D6, but the ones they have there I think you'll find are a little older than the ones in current use (or even in use in the 80's!)

Given the MTBF is always quoted as 200 jumps for the D6 I guess I can answer my own question that there is no HSE or any other sort of control over parachute safety in Russia...

Maybe the Daily Mail should move there...

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the MTBF is always quoted as 200 jumps


off topic but I love MTBF. It's amazing the way the concept is clung to by people with no understanding of statistics :wink: .

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I'm prepared to accept the idea of MTBF as an illogical statistic for the mouse on my desk or the kettle in my kitchen but I tend to believe a little more in it when its the canopy that prevents me doing several hundred miles an hour into the ground :lol:

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1st chute lasts 399 jumps before failure

2nd chute fails on the first jump

MTBF = 200 :lol:

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I'll try not to think about that whilst shouting "tysyacha, dve tysyachi, tri tysyachi" and the fateful glance up to see if anything is there...

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I have often wondered what thoughts go through the mind of the paratroper who follows the man with the failed chute out of the plane.
Those sphincter testing seconds before his chute fails/opens. :)

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I have often wondered what thoughts go through the mind of the paratroper who follows the man with the failed chute out of the plane.
Those sphincter testing seconds before his chute fails/opens. :)


Genosse BrianB, He hopes he will bounce on a Gitlerite Officer :twisted: of Field Rank and above.....of course. :lol:

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Your average desantnik is so hard it doesn't matter if the D6 complex becomes counter-revolutionary :D

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