Accession Number:

ADA007551

Title:

A Crashworthy Armored Pilot Seat for Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

The accelerations which can occur during crashes of rotary- and light fixed-wing aircraft have been shown to be injurious or fatal to human occupants. Under a joint Army and Navy program, ARA, Inc. developed a crash survivable seat using Government Furnished Equipment in the form of an armored bucket, restraint system, and cushions. The seat system was designed to meet as many of the requirements of MIL-S-58095 AV within the physical limitations of existing space requirements in present helicopters.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE