Accession Number : AD0410871

Title :   OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION OF REDESIGNED FABRIC AND LEATHER FLIGHT GOVE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEST SQUADRON (OPERATIONAL) (4750TH) TYNDALL AFB FLA

Personal Author(s) : Clark,William L.

Report Date : 13 JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This test was assigned at the request of the Air Force Systems Command to consider suitability of a fabric and leather flight glove for service use and as a replacement for the type B-3A summer flight glove. Aircrews and armament loading personnel were issued gloves for a 30-day operational evaluation, and additional testing was accomplished by the 4750th Test Squadron. All personnel using the glove considered it a satisfactory replacement with minor modifica tions. No significant disadvantages of using the glove were found in additional testing. Procurement of the redesigned fabric and leather glove for use by aircrews is recommended with changes in color, stitching, and sizing. The glove is not considered sufficiently durable on heavy manual tasks such as armament loading. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLOVES, TESTS), LEATHER, TEST, TEXTILES, SOAPS, FLIGHT, FUELS, OILS, PERSPIRATION, DESIGN, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE