RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
I believe the only jetliner that used braking chutes was the Tupolev Tu-104. I think the idea was not adopted for Western airliners given the weight of the braking chute installation, the risk of chute deployment failure and the extra labor needed to remove a braking chute off the runway.
Besides, Western jetliners used a better system of moving surfaces on the wings to allow slower landings and wing spoilers to slow the plane down quickly even if jet engine reverse thrust was not needed.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Both the Carvelle I and III used the brake chute operationally.It was not until the advent of the JT8D with thrust reversers that Sud Aviation dropped the chute.I saw it being used operationally at FBU (Oslo Fornebu) throughout the 60's and early 70's.
BTW,the original engines were not ATAR's,but Rolls Royce Avon's.
Sounded like 2 Hawker Hunter jet fighters taking off in formation!