The AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library. Volume IV. 1950 Survey of USAF Flying Personnel.
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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An anthropometric study of flying personnel was conducted, in 1950, at 14 Air Force bases in Mass, Mich, Colorado, Washington, California, Texas, and Louisiana. The original statistical analyses were the initial activity of the Anthropology Research Project. The results, reported in TR-52-321, were carried out prior to the availability of modern computer facilities since publication of that report, the data have been modernized. Millimeter figures for most variables originally recorded but not punched were incorporated into the data. This tape includes data for 4000 subjects and 161 variables, variables 1-132 are body size values, 133 is age, 134-146 are somatotype ratings those listed as somatotype are ratings done by Dupertuis using Sheldons method. A statistical comparison of the body typing methods of Hooton and Sheldon is provided in SADC TR 56-366 AD-097 205. The contents of this tape are also described along with Volumes I-III and Volume V of the AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library in the report, The AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library Volumes I-V, October 1977. This contains the complete survey in its fully edited form.
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