EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION - Continued
The OV-1 Aircraft Rigid Seat Survival Kits (RSSK). The rigid seat survival kits are similar to those * described
above, except that kit container is made of rigid fiberglass. The rigid seat survival kit (RSSK) also includes a
retention assembly for the seat occupant. The survival kit assembly fits in the seat pan and is secured by two
lower attachment lugs, which are released only when the time release mechanism or the manual override handle
is actuated. An occupant retention assembly is attached to both sides of the survival container and clips to a
floating lap belt which Is attached to the personnel harness. To gain access to an equipment bag containing the
survival gear, squeeze and pull the special grip handles to release the assembly which locks the container
bottom to the lid assembly. Use only a normal handshake to squeeze. Pull until the small steel ball is visible.
The seat pan provides the occupant with proper support for the lower portion of the torso and consists of a seat
cushion and a rigid seat survival kit.
Figure 1-2. OV-1 Aircraft Individual Survival Kit.
A. Rigid Seat Survival Kit (RSSK) Seat Container
B. The Hot or Cold Climate Kit, Typical
C. The Overwater Kit