Development of the CWU-48/P High Temperature Resistant Aramid Knit Flyer's Coverall.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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Since 1974, a program has been underway at the NAVAIRDEVCEN to develop an improved high temperature resistant aramid knit flight coverall. A double-knit fabric was used to manufacture two styles of coverall designs which were evaluated by both Navy and Air Force aviators. Based on the results of the evaluation, a redesign effort of both the fabric and the garment were initiated. A warp knit fabric was designed to correct the deficiencies identified during the operational evaluation. The basic garment configuration of one of the double knit styles was retained with specific design improvements as suggested by the test report. Author
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