Capewell Parachute Release

On Target: Ensuring the Safety of Warfighters Around the World

 This article was originally written in the December 2023 issue of Manufacturing-Today.  You can see the original article here. Capewell Aerial Systems (Capewell) is a 142-year-old manufacturing company firmly based in the defense sector. Back when Horses were critical to mobility, George J. Capewell began his business as an innovator in the mass production of […]

Who Knew? The Capewell Parachute Release Made a Cameo in Captain America: The First Avenger

Our classic parachute release showed up in the Marvel Studio’s 2011 superhero film, Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans. Capewell CFO Robert Brooks noticed it and did a screen grab of the image shown here. “Capewells” (as they are known in the parachute community) were first developed in 1939 in cooperation with the […]