QT-33A Escape Performance Capabilities and Evaluation of Aircrew Change 260.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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On 19 January 1973 an ejection tower test program involving 15 live tests and 9 dummy tests was completed on the two wedge configurations tested. One pad was constructed by NAVAIRDEVCEN and was made of three layers of 1 inch thick ensolite type AL6 tapered from the top and contoured for good spinal alignment. The second pad was a modified version of the NAVAIRDEVCEN pad which was supplied by Point Mugu. The top layer of ensolite was removed and replaced with a softer more compressible material MILR-5001A type 2 soft, grade A. The test program was conducted from 6 to 12 Gs, increasing the acceleration in 2 G increments and using three subjects.
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