Accession Number:

ADA164687

Title:

A Lightweight Impermeable Suit for Chemical Protection in Warm Conditions: A Preliminary Look at the Concept

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A lightweight overgarment made of spun-bonded polyethylene was compared with the UK No. 1 Mk 3 NBC suit in terms of the heat burden imposed on wearers. The physiological responses of volunteers exercising in warm conditions were measured for both clothing ensembles and were found to be similar. These results suggested that the concept of a lightweight impermeable NBC suit for wear in jungle conditions was worthy of close investigation. Results also confirmed previous observations that soldiers wearing NBC clothing in warm and humid conditions could do little more than adopt a defensive position if they were not to become heat stress casualties.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE