VENTILATED FLIGHT SUIT
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ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The purpose of this development is to increase the efficiency of the pilot and co-pilot of the Mohawk aircraft when operating in hot climates by using the principle of evaporative cooling. To do so, a Ventilated Flight Suit was developed through which ambient air could be forced by using a small blower and flexible tubing conducting the ambient air to the suit using the perspiration of the individual to achieve the cooling. Service Tests made in South Vietnam proved the Ventilated Flight Suit inadequate when the aircraft cooling system was not in operation unless a supplementary lightweight, portable cooling system is provided.
- Protective Equipment