F-4 Phantom Aircrew Survival Equipment Evaluation.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The F-4 Phanton aircraft is equipped with an ejection seat which has space provided in a seat kit for the carriage of aircrew survival equipment. This study evaluated the utilization of this space and the equipment available for inclusion in this kit. The space is not being filled with appropriate equipment in many instances because the required density of the packed kit is too great, requiring local units to pack lead shot instead of survival equipment. The survival equipment available to the aircrew in the seat kit is generally of good quality and sound theoretical design. However, there are many areas in which the equipment has not been redesigned to use current technology and thus provide more and better equipment in a smaller space. Additionally, the average survival kit lacks the cold weather survival protective equipment required to sustain the downed aircrew member. This study contains specific recommendations for equipment redesign and selection for the F-4 survival seat pack. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Escape, Rescue and Survival