INDOCTRINATION IN USE OF THE REBREATHING APPARATUS, MULTI-PURPOSE (RAMP).
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA
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Twenty naive male subjects were indoctrinated in use of the Rebreathing Apparatus, Multi-Purpose RAMP in shallow fresh water. Indoctrination was completed with all personnel. Breathing pressures, CO2, and O2 levels were tolerable in all cases. Possible use of the RAMP for damage control was investigated by having a 182-pound subject go aboard destroyer and carrier CVL type ships, and attempt passage through normal vertical and horizontal hatches while wearing the RAMP. All normal openings could be traversed, but certain of the escape scuttles would not allow passage. Author