E85 tail and nose releases
The E 85 tow release is used as nose release for gliders. As tail release for tugs it can be used for aero tow and banner towing. Approved for maximum cable load of 14.1 kN. The E 85 has no automatic release. The maximum manual release force is 140 N. Approved by the German aviation authority (LBA – Luftfahrt-Bundesamt) TCDS 60.230/1, as conforming to airworthiness regulations for tow releases, it also corresponds to JAR 22 requirements. For all-up weight up to 900 kg. Approved for all aircraft.