Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
1-5. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
Provides downed aircrew member with essential items needed in survival situations.
Lightweight and portable for transporting to other locations.
Provides a means of communication to downed aircrewmen.
1-6. LOCATION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
For location of major components see the following sections describing the various kits.
1-7. EQUIPMENT DATA
The kits are as light and compact as possible, and are carried aboard all Army aircraft and are easily transported in
emergency situations. Any item used for training will not be used for service in any survival kit, and shall be marked,
"For Training Only".
Section III. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1-8. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
a. The Individual Hot Climate, Cold Climate, and Overwater Survival Kits. The individual hot climate, cold climate,
and overwater survival kits (figure 1-1) are complete survival packages which are carried aboard all Army aircraft,
except OV-1 aircraft, according to the survival environment along the routes of flight. Components of each of the
survival kits are contained within a canvas or nylon case which is equipped with a web carrying handle and two
parachute attaching straps. The straps permit the applicable kit to be connected to an emergency-type personnel
parachute harness in the event of emergency bailout during flight. The contents of each individual survival kit shall
vary according to the kit type as outlined in chapter 2. However, of the three kit types, the overwater kit is the only
kit which contains one-man life raft and a carbon dioxide cylinder for raft inflation.
For economic reasons, hot/cold climate survival kits may be converted from one
configuration to another by adding or subtracting the appropriate components
required. (Fig. 1-5) when hot/ cold climate survival kits are converted, place tape,
NSN 7510-00-266-5006, over hot/cold identification. Using a black marker, write
the appropriate configuration on the tape.
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