Russian scientists have created a special waterproof rescue suit for pilots who have crashed on the water. Experts have tested the development in the Black Sea.
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The purpose of the VMSK-4 high-altitude marine rescue kit is to fly and survive in a crash of an aircraft. This was reported by specialists representing the test center “Sea” of the State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov. “The equipment of the pilots consists of underwear, an overload suit, a high-altitude compensating suit, a heat-protective suit and a waterproof overalls. Boots with a positive buoyancy margin are used on the feet, ” experts said.
This costume has several new products, including types of fabrics. “Previously, a waterproof jumpsuit was made of rubberized fabric. At the moment, Riversil is being used. To create a waterproof overalls, the method of ultrasonic welding is used , “said Andrey Karpychev, representing the testing center” Morskoy “GLITs them. V.P. Chkalov. He said that the batting used in these suits has been replaced with modern holofiber-200 fabric. “With the help of tests it was possible to find out that it has high heat-shielding properties ,” the expert noted.