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Jungle Penetrator
(Forest Penetrator)

     Photo © Tom Pilsch

Jungle Penetrator (seat deployed)
Photographed at the National Museum of the USAF

       USAF Photo

Jungle penetrator (seat folded) being lowered to survivor from an HH-3E helicopter.

Photo © Tom Pilsch

Jungle Penetrator with Parajumper (PJ)
Photographed at the National Museum of the USAF

US Army FM 90-5, p 126

Jungle penetrator mounted on UH-1 helicopter.

Link to technical description of jungle/forest penetrator

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