Accession Number:

ADA231494

Title:

Development of an Integrated Life-Preserver/Survival Vest for Canadian Forces Aircrew

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE