In-Service on Sea King | Chinook | Lynx

Deplaning Ropes – MK 2, 3 and 4

IrvinGQ deplaning ropes are in service on a wide range of helicopters including the Sea King, Chinook and Lynx across the Armed Forces worldwide.

The deplaning rope assembly is used to safely deplane personnel from in-flight helicopters, using either swarming or fast roping techniques.

Mk 2, Mk 3 and Mk 4 deplaning ropes are currently in service

Each mark of rope is available in:

  • 40ft
  • 50ft
  • 60ft
  • 90ft
  • 120ft (MK 2 and Mk 3 ropes)

 

Deplaning Rope features

The Mk 2 rope is fitted with a ring and snap hook for connecting the rope directly to a helicopter attachment point.

The Mk 3 rope is fitted with a clevis which is used for connecting the rope to a Quick Release Mechanism (QRM), which in turn is connected to the helicopter attachment point.

The Mk 4 rope has a dual use top fitting with a clevis and a link.  The clevis is used for connecting the rope to a QRM, including the embedded QRM fitted to the Chinook Mk 2 and Mk 2a, which in turn is connected to the helicopter attachment point.

The link is used to attach the rope to the embedded QRM in a Chinook Mk 3 helicopter.

 

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Technical data

Safe working load (Mk 2 and Mk 3)………………………………………………………………… 584 kg (1 285 lb)*

Safe working load (Mk 4)……………………………………………………………………………….. 816 kg (1799 lb)*

*Subject to aircraft restrictions

 

We also provide a Deplaning Rope Descender (DRD) Kit to enable the carriage of stores supplies etc. by deplaning troops.