Accession Number : AD0850180

Title :   Engineering Test of Clothing System (Summer Uniform) for Army Aviation Crew Members.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Mercer, Donald G.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : An Engineering Test of Clothing System (Summer Uniform) for Army Aviation Crew Members was conducted during the period 10 June - 15 November 1968 to determine the technical performance and safety characteristics as described in the SDR, the Technical Characteristics, and as indicated by the particular design, and to determine the technical and maintenance suitability of the uniform for service test. It was concluded that: the summer uniform, as described in the report, meets the operational requirements to a degree sufficient to warrant service testing. It was recommended that: the sleeve fastener be altered to allow a snug fit; the patch-type sleeve pocket zipper be replaced with a velcro fastener alleviating the accessibility problem; serious consideration be given to failure of material to exhibit a high degree of light fastness not only to the resultant color change, but also to the extreme loss of strength before the uniform is approved for issue. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CLOTHING, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*CLOTHING, ACCEPTABILITY), FLIGHT CREWS, STATIC ELECTRICITY, COLORS, FASTENINGS, TEXTILES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, LAUNDRY OPERATIONS, NYLON, HUMIDITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HEAT TOLERANCE, SKIN(ANATOMY), AVIATION SAFETY, FIRE SAFETY, WEIGHT, INFRARED RADIATION, GLOVES, SHOES, VENTILATION, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE