Prototype Development Passive, Seat-Mounted Limb Retention System.
STENCEL AERO ENGINEERING CORP ASHEVILLE N C
It has been well documented that the predominant cause of injury both major and minor occurring from combat ejections during the Southeast Asia conflict was due to flailing of the extremities as a result of increased ejection speed. A prototype passive seat mounted limb retention system was developed and manufactured which does not require the aircrewman to wear any additional devices or fasten additional restraint connections. It will not, in any way, compromise his movement in the cockpit or his control of the aircraft. This functional prototype device will undergo feasibility testing to determine acceptability for further development. Author