# 64 Inch military extraction chute...

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#### Ccolvin968

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I was wondering if anybody has had any experience using these chutes?
We work with these from day to day in my job and was able to find some as military surplus.
It is a 64 inch parachute that is used to extract larger (3500 lb airdrop loads) and have their mains deploy.
I haven't had a chance to actually try one of these out, but would like to give it a shot.
Is there a good way to sim new parachutes without launching them, so should I put them on a "dummy rocket" that I'm okay with losing first?
Any info is appreciated!

#### patelldp

##### Well-Known Member
My biggest concern would be the bulkiness of the chute and the chute's weight. How compact does pack? (Specifically asking this for the evaluation of whether or not it will fit in a rocket that it's adequately sized for.)