DEVELOPMENT OF A CRASHWORTHY, ARMORED, UNIVERSAL CREW SEAT FOR U. S. ARMY AIRCRAFT
KAMAN AIRCRAFT CORP BLOOMFIELD CT
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The program to develop five experimental armored crashworthy crew seats for use in Army aircraft is described. Problems of occupant restraint, crash load attenuation, armor selection, armor coverage, mechanical system and structural system are discussed. Factors affecting universal application in existing and future aircraft are outlined.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival