Development of an Integrated Life-Preserver/Survival Vest for Canadian Forces Aircrew
DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)
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Canadian Forces aircrew have been using one of three basic life preservers. Ejection seat aircrew wear the Irvin high performance life-preserver that incorporates an automatic inflation device AID helicoptertransport aircrew wear the same life preserver with a manual inflation device maritime aircrew, fixed-wing and rotary-wing, wear a Bauer life-preserver that incorporates three independent buoyancy compartments. These life-preservers were designed in the early 1950s and have changed little during the years.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival