• Short Summary

    HANDLEY PAGE LIMITED HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ESCAPE SYSTEM FOR R.A.F.V-BOMBER CREWS.NOW, IN AN EMERGENCY,?

  • Description

    HANDLEY PAGE LIMITED HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ESCAPE SYSTEM FOR R.A.F.V-BOMBER CREWS.NOW, IN AN EMERGENCY, REAR CREW MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO BAIL OUT IN FAR LESS TIME.ITS BASIS IS A SEPARATE SWIVEL SEAT FOR THE NAVIGATOR, RADAR OPERATOR AND ELECTRONICS OFFICER WHO FACE AFT BEHIND THE ESCAPE EXIT.FOLLOWING AN ORDER TO ABANDON BOMBER, EACH CREW MEMBERS OPERATES A LEVER TO ROTATE HIS SEAT TO FACE FORWARD.TO COUNTER POSITIVE 'G' FORCES WHICH MAY BE EXPERIENCED, A SECOND LEVER RELEASES THE LAP STRAP AND INFLATES, INSTANTLY, A PNEUMATIC CUSHION IN ORDER TO FORCE ITS OCCUPANT ON TO HIS FEET AND TO START HIM TOWARDS THE EMERGENCY EXIT.RECENT TRIALS WITH THE NEW SEATS SAW THE CREW ESCAPE FROM THE BOMBER IN LESS THAN A QUARTER OF THE NORMAL TIME.MR.JULIAN AMERY, THE AVIATION MINISTER, TESTED THE NEW SEAT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TCN5U2PZOTAU14XM6L58H2MB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TCN5U2PZOTAU14XM6L58H2MB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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