Comparison of the Size of ADF Aircrew and US Army Personnel
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) AEROSPACE DIV
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Most aircraft that the Australian Defence Force ADF acquire are designed using anthropometric data from overseas populations. Often, the 1988 US Army dataset is used. A comparison of the size of the ADF aircrew and US Army personnel showed that there were significant differences in the size and shape of ADF aircrew and US Army personnel. Given these size differences, vehicles designed using the US Army dataset may result in suboptimal accommodation rates for ADF aircrew. The ADF aircrew dataset has a number of issues which limit its use. It is recommended a comprehensive survey of aircrew is conducted.
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