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Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum β


A grav-chute is a pack-sized suspensor allowing troops to float safely to the ground from any height.[1]


A grav-chute operates via suspensor fields that counteract gravity and two small jets on either side of the shoulders that offer further braking of descent. It is used to drop troops onto a battlefield, either from low-flying aircraft or from the upper atmosphere. If needed, it can sustain hovering the user in place for up to a minute at a time. Essentially a grav-chute is a smaller version of a jump pack, but unlike a jump pack it is only designed to control a fall rather than power a boost up into the air. The power supply lasts for about an hour before needing replacing.[1]

Grav-chutes are most notably used by Imperial Guard Storm Troopers and Drop Troop regiments, such as those from Elysia and Harakon.[Needs Citation] In addition to Guardsmen, they can also be used to distribute Drop Sentinels, Support Sentinels and Drop Canisters.[7][8]

Known Patterns


Main article: Astartes Grav Chute

Primaris Space Marines such as Reivers also utilize Grav-Chutes.[5]