Marine Corps Diver's Backpack/Battery Assembly.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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A divers backpackbattery assembly was developed for the Naval Medical Research Institute for eventual Marine Corps use in shallow water diving. The assembly was a modified MK VIII underwater breathing apparatus backpack with a 28-volt Silvercel battery in a housing mounted in place of the left hand unit of the twin 11.5 liter gas cylinders. A syntactic foam molding was used to offset most of the in-water weight of battery and housing. The completed assembly weighed 101 pounds in air and 4.5 pounds in fresh water, and measured overall 30 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 10 inches front to back. The assembly was tested for swimmability, balance, and comfort. The diver found the assembly satisfactory in all aspects. Author
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