Accession Number : AD0658558

Title :   TEST OF SUSPENDERS, PACK, FIELD, CARGO AND COMBAT, (SUPPORT OF THE PACK, FIELD, M-1944, BY MEANS OF SUSPENDERS WHICH INCORPORATE A STRAP TRAVERSING THE CHEST,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Freedman, Arthur ; Kirkpatrick, Charles

Report Date : 11 APR 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A Modified Suspender for the pack, field, cargo, and combat, M-1944 was designed. Its novel characteristics are: (1) inclusion of a strap crossing the chest; (2) provision of a means for rapid removal of the pack; (3) simplicity of both general design and of adjustment for size; and (4) independent suspension of the cartridge belt. Both field and laboratory tests demonstrated that the chest strap improves the carry of the pack, does not interfere with respiration, and aids in the elimination of axillary compression by the suspenders. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTAINERS, ACCEPTABILITY, ARMY PERSONNEL, RESPIRATION, THORAX, SUPPORTS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE