drogue parachute

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drogue parachute
attached to an F-16XL
fighter jet

drogue parachute

n.
1. A parachute used to stabilize or decelerate a fast-moving object, especially a small parachute used to slow down a reentering spacecraft or satellite prior to deployment of the main parachute.
2. A small parachute used to pull a main parachute from its storage pack.
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Noun1.drogue parachute - a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
2.drogue parachute - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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Hi 7: Delivery of braking parachutes (Landing Deceleration Parachute Parachute System) placed in service in the Polish Armed Forces on the F-16, in the amount of 92 kpl.
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