Development of Suspension System for Army Flight Personnel Helmet
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY
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An Army Flight Helmet was developed and tested. The ballistic shell of the Combat Vehicle Crewmen CVC Helmet was used as the foundation for the development, and it was outfitted with a suspension system designed as part of the program to provide protection against aircraft crash injury. A Helmet Impactor was fabricated and was used to evaluate the final design of CVC Flight Helmet. Because of the limited amount of information available in regards to protective requirements for the head, comparative tests were performed with two other military flight helmets. Based on the tests performed, the CVC Flight Helmets can resist double the impact energy tolerable by the other helmets as defined by the protection criteria mentioned in the report. Five CVC Flight Helmets were fabricated and were forwarded to the Government for additional evaluation.
- Protective Equipment