Accession Number:

ADA070289

Title:

Cold Water Survival Suits for Aircrew

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Laboratory and sea trials were used to evaluate the effectiveness of three aircrew cold water survival garments the British Mark 10 suit, the United States CWU 21P suit, and the Canadian U.VIC Thermofloat jacket. It was concluded that the three alternatives provided similar thermal protection but with regard to several other important features, the U.VIC Thermofloat jacket was superior. Consequently, in this evaluation the U.VIC Thermofloat jacket was shown to provide the most effective form of aircrew protection.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE