ARMORED CREW SEAT DROP TEST PROGRAM
BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC FORT WORTH TX
Pagination or Media Count:
The armored seat and a standard UH-1 seat were subjected to the same impacts in order to compare the dynamic response of the seat - occupant systems. The vertical energy absorbing mechanism provided in the armored seat was also evaluated. Similar occupant protection was afforded by the two seats up to about 15G where the standard seat deformed too much to provide much protection. The vertical energy absorbing mechanism used in the armored seat did not operate effectively.