Accession Number : ADA118991

Title :   Preliminary Development of the XV ('Ex-Vee') Aircrewman Restraint.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Lorch,Dan

PDF Url : ADA118991

Report Date : 11 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : High-performance aircraft undergoing air combat maneuvers often subject air crewman to acceleration loads which displace them so far out of position that they can no longer control their aircraft. The XV restraint harnesss is being designed to reduce vertical (Z) displacement of aircrewmen in ejection seat equipped aircraft; it is also a parachute harness. Initial testing indicates that the XV restraint harness provides improvement over the MA-2 torso harness for inflight acceleration loads. In addition, it is adjustable for all size crewmen, is seat mounted, and provides either manual or automatic release of the parachute, survival kit, and harness upon water immersion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Harnesses, *Ejection seats, Flight crews, Restraint, Parachutes, Specifications

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE