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As Arkem stated, they use both, but the primary reason for the use of a simplified parachute is just that it's simplified. In general Airborne troopers are supposed to fall where they are told to, as intended by the pilot, as instructed by the wing commander, as ordered by the REMFs. When you give that same trooper the ability to adjust their flight path ...


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You’ve made some faulty assumptions there as the military does use square chutes for specialist parachuting, but rounds are popular for several reason: Static-line round chutes are deployable en-masse from a much lower altitude / height than square chutes. The lowest that we can drop the round chute is 400’ (which is very low) versus circa 1500’ for a ...


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