PARACHUTES  & Torso Harnesses
PCU-15/P  &  PCU-16/P Torso Harnesses  USAF 
Deceleration Parachute F-4 Series

Aeromiltec supplies various type of personnel parachutes such as BA-22 , BA-25, Personnel Parachutes T-10 and Reserves as well deceleration parachutes for A-4, F-16 and Mirage V.

Back Style Parachute Application
For bailout, the crewmember may elect to attach the survival kit

The bailout above 14,000 feet, the parachute release is armed and the mergency
oxygen is activated. The parachute will automatically deploy at 14,000
(+ / -500) feet.

In either case, for landing, the crewman will steer the parachute
so that he is facing  into the wind, if possible, to reduce the potential
 for injury. After landing, one or both of the parachute release fittings
 may be activated to prevent dragging.

PCU-15 & 16/P  Torso Harnesses

NSN: 1670-00-369-5444 

The PCU-16/P & 15/P Torso Harnesses are single-unit assemblies designed for wear by aircrew members when emergency egresses during bailout phase in which the parachute is installed in the ejection seat. The aircrew wearing the torso harness is attached to the parachute by mating the canopy release body assemblies to the parachute adapter assemblies on the parachute risers. Personel Parachute Ejection Seat Adjustable Torso Harnesses are complete with all Koch fittings.


The harness consists of a lightweight, flexible, nylon framework mounted on a nylon vest and utilizing a sectional main sling. There are three quick adjustment points (ejector snaps and V-rings) and 2 canopy releases .Optional accessories which including a PLB PRC-112, Emergency survival light MS-2000M ,SRU-16/P kit and Personnel Lowering devices may be installed on the torso harness.  The torso harness may be also integrated to a

floatationcollar  an LPSV or under armLP.

PCU-15/P Torso Harness, Air Force P/N 68J369, includes hardware as follows:

  • 2 each, Canopy Releases, P/N 015-11038-1
  • 3 each, Ejector Snaps, P/N 68D37721
  • 3 each, "V" Rings, P/N 62B4312 (MS27765)

PCU-16/P TORSO HARNESS ( Front & Rear Views )
Parachute Ripcords Release - UWARS

The Universal Water Activated Release System (UWARS)

is a battery operated, sea-water activated electro-explosive device

that automatically separates the parachute canopy from the aircrew

member upon immersion in seawater. UWARS does not interfere with

manual operations of release fittings.


It is completely symmetrical and interchangeable between the right and left

risers. UWARS is a compact and self-contained canopy release system which

fits all current versions of aircrew harness releases and installs

in-line with no special tools.

Applications Water activated harness release.  Physical SpecificationsGovernment Nomenclature: Parachute Release, Explosive Actuated
   UWARS Unit Part Numbers
NSN  Koch 1814-017-01
1814-017-03 NA
Battery Kit
Weight: 2.23 oz (65 g)
Width: 2.30 in (5.84 cm)
Height: 0.74 in (1.88 cm)
Length: 2.40 in (6.10 cm)