Accession Number : ADA258412
Title : The New Navy Flyer's Fire-Resistant Blue Coverall
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
Personal Author(s) : Boutin, Leonaud G
Report Date : Aug 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, at the request of the Naval Air Systems Command has developed a flyer's blue aramid coverall. NAVAIR's objective was to develop a unique blue flight coverall to enhance morale and the retention levels of Naval aviators. NAVAIR requested the coverall be similar to the Air Force CWU-27/P coverall but have a pencil pocket flap and shoulder epaulets for attachment of the Navy's soft shoulder boards. The fabric used for the coverall is a 95/5 Nomex/Kevlar piece-dyed material. Off-the shelf piece-dyed material was purchased and tested in the NCTRF laboratory to the same criteria as the solution-dyed fabric used in the Air Force coverall. Although the fabric did not pass all tests, NCTRF felt that a purchase document could be written for an off the shelf fabric that meets the critical requirements. NCTRF then procured 500 new coveralls for NAVAIR and distributed these, as directed, to Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard installations. Twelve coveralls underwent fire pit testing at NADC. The fire pit testing showed that the coveralls did provide satisfactory protection for the conditions in which they would be used. Flyer's Fire-Resistant blue coverall, Fire-Resistant fabric, Piece-Dyed fabric flight clothing, Military protective clothing.
Descriptors : *POLYAMIDE PLASTICS , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *FABRICS , *AVIATION SAFETY , *TEXTILES , *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , *FLIGHT CLOTHING , *COVERALLS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MATERIALS , NAVY , MORALE , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , PROTECTION , CLOTHING , BLUE(COLOR)
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE