Owen, what your seeing there is the crate model as its just about to hit the ground. and in the background you can see the effect being run for a crate you dropped earlier.
The two models being used for the Hudson supply loadouts do not have parachutes included. instead once this model hits the ground an effect is triggered that then shows a parachute with a box or supply container hanging under it.
In CFS3 ther is no way to have a deploying parachute in a weapon model, so to make this work Steve Dunn made up the effect sequence which calls for a texture sheet. this texture sheet has the parachute image with the box hanging under it. it was first used to create the seamine weapon.
when using the the supply crate or supply containers you will see in the bomb bay the...