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S901/970
Part of S900 Series Family
American pressure suit, operational 1962. A-12, F-12A and SR-71 full pressure suit; integrated subsystems, parachute harness, automatic flotation system, urine collection device, redundant pressure control and breathing system, thermal protective garment.

Status: operational 1962.

Custom fitted or in 12 standard sizes and various models.

Having evolved from its remote ancestor, the original David Clark XMC-2-DC suit first produced in 1956, the Pilot's Protective Assembly (PPA) model S901 worn by the first SR-71 crews, was initially produced for the Lockheed A-12 program in the early 60s. This garment evolved through several improved models that resulted in the S1030 suit.

Family: Space Suits. Country: USA. Agency: David Clark. Bibliography: 487.



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