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    FILM SHOWS RECENT U.S. AIR FORCE TESTS OF HOW A SURVIVAL PACK FOR A F-4C?

  • Description

    FILM SHOWS RECENT U.S. AIR FORCE TESTS OF HOW A SURVIVAL PACK FOR A F-4C FIGHTER WOULD SURVIVE EJECTION AT HIGH SPEED. IN THE FIRST TEST, IN A TEST CELL PROVIDING THE EQUIVALENT OF 6,600 KNOTS AIRBLAST VELOCITY AND A DYNAMIC PRESSURE OF APPROXIMATELY 1,500 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH, THE SEAT CUSHION WAS ATTACHED TO THE KIT.

    THIS WAS TORN AWAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AIR BLAST WAS RELEASED AND THE WINDBLAST GOT UNDER THE LID OF THE KIT AND RIPPED IT OFF. THE INFLATABLE DINGHY WAS AMONG ITEMS THEN TORN OUT OF THE KIT. IN PRACTICE THE PILOT WOULD BE SEATED ATOP THE CUSHION AS IT WAS EJECTED.

    IN THE SECOND TEST, ALSO RECORDED AT A CAMERA SPEED OF SIX THOUSAND FRAMES A SECOND TO SLOW DOWN ACTION FOR OBSERVATION, A METAL SHIELD WAS ATTACHED TO THE FRONT TO PREVENT THE AIR BLAST FROM BLOWING THE LID OPEN AND THE SEAT CUSHION WAS NOT ATTACHED. THIS DID THE TRICK AND THE SURVIVAL PACK CAME THROUGH THE TEST INTACT, AND IT WAS ACCEPTED FOR USE IN THE AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31XU3IMTVNB8DQRRV990XC31W
    Media URN:
    VLVA31XU3IMTVNB8DQRRV990XC31W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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