Electronics: The 'Chute Popper

Nothing is more frustrating to a combat soldier in Viet Nam—or in any other war zone for that matter—than the sight of his air-dropped supplies swinging from a parachute that is drifting inexorably behind enemy lines. Soon, however, the frustrated foot slogger may be able to do more about such situations than simply watch and curse.

He will sight in on the supply pack as it is shoved from a cargo plane and drops into a fast-accelerating dive. When the pack is between 1,000 and 500 ft. from the ground and over friendly...

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