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Braking Chutes On Jetliners!  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4282 posts, RR: 25
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Aside from the featured photo of the Caravelle, what other jetliners used braking chutes ?

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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Footnote: The SA 210 Caravelle had brake chutes only in the early stages of devellopement, as SUD Aviation was waiting for better powerplants to replace the non- thrust reversable Atars.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8364 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1490 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.

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1435 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.
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