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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 comments about "Airspeeds and Parachutes."

NATIONAL EMERGENCY PARACHUTES were developed with the pilot in mind.  Our high quality parachutes don't require unnecessary hardware or pack stiffening plates to maintain their shape.  Efficient engineering went into all models right from the start.  They feel and work great and will continue to for years.
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 PHOTO
An investment in SAFETY, COMFORT and STYLE will pay off now.. and may someday SAVE YOUR LIFE!
In our 39th anniversary year, National is pleased to announce we have manufactured and sold over 19,000 parachutes! 

Color photo of open Parachute & jumper, showing steering / drive vents.

NATIONAL: Your One Last Chance!

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