Accession Number : AD0468158


Title :   PROTOTYPE TESTING OF R.F.D., INC. (USA) 6-MAN INFLATABLE LIFERAFT.


Descriptive Note : Test rept.,


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Cuthrell, C


Report Date : 13 Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Preapproval tests were conducted on a prototype R.F.D. 6MM, MK 3, six-person inflatable liferaft. This raft was submitted for Coast Guard approval in compliance with 46 CFR 160.051. The prototype liferaft satisfied all pertinent requirements of the regulations, except for the failure of the sea painter to meet the tensile strength requirements. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LIFE RAFTS , INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , HANDLING , LIFEBOATS , ACCEPTABILITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE