FACTORS INFLUENCING THE IMPACT ENERGY ATTENUATION CAPABILITIES OF THE U. S. ARMY FLYER'S PROTECTIVE HELMET (AFH-1)
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND ORGANIC MATERIALS LAB
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Quality assurance impact testing of the U.S. Armys standard flight helmet, was conducted, in particular factors that influence the impact energy attenuation capabilities of the helmet were tested. The Armys specification requires that the helmet shall sustain two successive impacts in each of four designated sites without bottoming or transmitting an excess of 300 Gs to an instrumented headform. Because of the helmets configuration and construction, the sides exhibited the greatest ability to attenuate impact energy, followed in descending order by the front and rear areas of the helmet.
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