Accession Number:

AD0269824

Title:

COCKPIT RETENTION AND PARACHUTE SUSPENSION GARMET

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ARROWHEAD PRODUCTS LONG BEACH CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Cockpit retention and parachute suspension flight clothing which can distribute high acceleration forces over large areas of the body was studied to reduce injuries occurring in present day high performance aircraft. It was found that a flexible, inelastic nylon-netting garmet could be utilized in distributing acceleration loads over the body torso. By crossing the fibers of a material over each other and biasing them at 45 degrees to the external load, a Chinese finger grip containment action can be developed. This containment action axial compression load is applied when acceleration forces are applied to the cockpit seat or the risers. Several restraint garmets were constructed for evaluation. Hip and shoulder restraint straps were integrated into the netting pattern for attachment to the risers and cockpit seat. The final garmet had a cover and liner for additional comfort and ease of donning and doffing. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE