Accession Number:

AD0263354

Title:

MC-3/4 PARTIAL PRESSURE SUIT

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Corporate Author:

TEST SQUADRON (OPERATIONAL) (4750TH) TYNDALL AFB FLA

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Report Date:

1959-07-16

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The MC-34 Partial Pressure Suit can be satisfactorily utilized, with certain limitations, in the ADC environment if the operational and support requirements, as set forth in this report, are met. A 30 day test of the MC-34 Suit was conducted by pilots of the 498th Fighter Interceptor Squadron during which they performed alert commitments and flew day and night tactical missions in the garment. In addition, a simulated Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted to afford the pilots, as well as the personal equipment specialists, an opportunity to derive maximum utilization of this suit. As an interim garment, the MC-34 Partial Pressure Suit has operational limitations insofar as ADC commitments are concerned. There are two paramount factors which are the primary cause of these limitations. One factor is that the suit reduces the physical and mental tolerances of the pilot while he is on an alert status. The other factor is that the MA-2 Helmet is conducive to the onset of vertigo in all conditions of flight. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE