1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY NATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE. Procedures for destroying Army materiel to
prevent enemy use are listed in TM 750-244-3.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
1-5. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES.
The Aircrew Survival Armor Recovery Vest, Insert, and Packets (SARVIP) is a three part system: survival vest,
armor insert with carrier, and survival, signal and communication components.
Vest. The vest Is fabricated from raschel knit and fire resistant aramid oxford fabrics. It contains a total of twelve
pockets; ten outer and two inner. Together these pockets house all survival, signal and communication components. For
rescue-lift, a nylon webbing harness system is permanently attached to the vest in a cradle fashion and contains both leg
and chest straps. The chest strap also provides the means for attaching the LPU/10 life preservers. The vest also
provides means for attaching a motor housing and face mask carrier when wearing MOPP clothing.
Insert. The armor insert consists of a laminated ceramic/fiberglass composite backed with a 3/4 inch thick foam
padding. The foam padding provides blunt trauma protection when