EVALUATION OF UK PQ OXYGEN MASK FOR USE IN CF AIRCRAFT

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Authors
  1. Leben, D.F.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
As part of a project to develop adequate life support equipment for the New Fighter Aircraft (NFA), evaluation of the Royal Air Force (RAF) P/Q oxygen mask by DCIEM indicated that the RAF P/Q mask is the only mask capable of holding the necessary 70-80 mm of pressure of the "get-me-down" requirement of the life support ensemble. Subsequently, DCIEM was asked to "evaluate the suitability of the P/Q mask as a direct replacement for the A13A mask (also known as the MS22001) for general use with the present series of aircrew helmets" (i.e., the DH 41-2 jet aircrew helmet). The A13A oxygen mask currently in use in the CAF Air Operations has a number of deficiencies (e.g., slippage under G). Additionally, the A13A is not suited for use in the NFA (i.e., it cannot seal against the requisite positive breathing pressures for high altitude). The report documents the result of this evaluation.
Report Number
79-R-39 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1979
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
80-00201
CANDIS No
124909
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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