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PILOT CHUTE PERFORMANCE IS CRITICAL TO PARACHUTE PERFORMANCE. National's 357 Magnum is Incorporated in all Chair, Seat and Back parachutes.  The unique 357 Magnum provides rapid inflation and high drag, even at low air speeds.   
See below photo of our advanced modern design.

NATIONAL 360
Total Weight ............................10.8 lbs.
Canopy ...........................24 Ft. Conical
Area ....................................362 Sq. Ft.
Fabric ................................F-111 Nylon
Lines ................................400 lb. nylon
Reinforcing Bands .......Laminated Kevlar
Deployment System .............Full Diaper
Recommended Pilot Wt. ...Up to 177 lbs.
Maximum Gross Wt. ....188 lbs. (85 kg.)
Rate Of Turn ...........180in 4-5 seconds

TSO C23b ................Standard Category
Maximum Deployment Speed ...140 kts.*

NATIONAL 425
Total Weight ...........................11.8 lbs.
Canopy .......................... 26 Ft. Conical
Area ....................................425 Sq. Ft.
Fabric ...............................F-111 Nylon
Lines ................................400 lb. nylon
Reinforcing Bands ......Laminated Kevlar
Deployment System .............Full Diaper
Recommended Pilot Wt. ...Up to 208 lbs.
Maximum Gross Wt. ...220 lbs. (100 kg.)
Rate Of Turn ...........180in 4-5 seconds

TSO C23b ................Standard Category
Maximum Deployment Speed ...140 kts.*

NATIONAL 490
Total Weight .......................12.8 lbs.
Canopy ......................28 Ft. Conical
Area .................................492 Sq. Ft.
Fabric ..............................F-111 Nylon
Lines ...............................400 lb. nylon
Reinforcing Bands .......Laminated Kevlar
Deployment System .............Full Diaper
Recommended Pilot Wt. ...Up to 241 lbs.
Maximum Gross Wt. ...254 lbs. (115 kg.)
Rate Of Turn ...........180in 4-5 seconds

TSO C23b ...............Standard Category
Maximum Deployment Speed ..140 kts.*
*See Updates / News regarding discussion about "Airspeeds and Parachutes."

"F-111" Low Air Permeability Fabric on upper portion is positioned lower in center via spring for better faster spreading and increased performance.

Pilot Chute, fully inflated.

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