Pressure/G Suit

Guttman, Jon
December 2007
Military History;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p27
The article traces the enhancement and advancement in the design of military aviator's survival gear. In 1933, British physiologist John Scott Haldane modified a deep-sea diving suit for use in high-altitude flight. The next year, Massachusetts-born engineer Russell Colley designed a pressure suit for Wiley Post as the aviation trailblazer set out to explore the jet stream. Meanwhile, other researchers began to address disturbing incidents in which pilots blacked out during high-gravitational turns or while coming out of dives.


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