Drogue parachutes, also known as drag parachutes or brake parachutes, are used for many purposes. Some of them are:
-They are used to slow down the speed of airplanes or other vehicles.
-As a pilot parachute to place a larger parachute.
-Used to maintain control and stability to the aircraft deployed.
They are very effective especially for high speed military aircraft to slow down while landing.
Drag parachutes are effective for landing on wet or icy runways and high speed emergency landing. Originally developed for use under such conditions, these parachutes proved to be so effective that they are now used on all landings, resulting in a significant pressure reduction in landing gear.
The drogue parachute was invented in 1912 by Russian professor and parachute expert Gleb Kotelnikov. Kotelnikov also invented the backpack parachute. The Soviet Union introduced its first aircraft equipped with drogue parachutes in the mid-1930s; The use of this technology expanded during and after the Second World War. Large number of jet engine aircraft also were equipped with drogue parachutes.
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