Accession Number : ADA325776

Title :   LPU-21/P Life Preserver Casing Material Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rep.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lewyckj, Jules Z.

PDF Url : ADA325776

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : LPU-21/P Life Preserver Casings manufactured from High Temperature Aramid Cloth (MIL-C-81814) has a tendency to unravel at edges, making manufacture difficult with seam separation. A new Aramid Plain Weave Cloth (MIL-C-83429) does not unravel as easily. A number of preservers were manufactured from the new cloth and were given a special evaluation by operational squadrons. The casings withstood wear well and the new material would eliminate most of the raveling and seam separation problems.

Descriptors :   *LIFE PRESERVERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MATERIALS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HELICOPTERS, FABRICS, SQUADRONS.

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE