LPU-17/P  Integrated Life Preserver Survival Vest

 

The  Aeromiltec Integrated Life Preserver Survival Vest ,refered to as the LPU-17/Pis an item of primary survival equipment for a military pilot and aircrew in jets and rotary wing aircrafts, and as such every precaution should be taken to assure proper operational use storage, maintenance and handling. The LPU-17/P is designed to be compatible with aircraft seat restraint systems and parachute torso harnesses PCU-15, PCU-16, MA2 etc .  The LPU-17/P offers the pilot and aircrew during ditching at sea sufficient buoyancy and head sustaining, and full mouth and nose over water surface buoyancy. The LPU-17/P unique cell design has been engineered to exhibit excellent self-righting and floatation properties.

 

                                                              Design

 

The sage green fire  resistant Nomex III , Aramid  container of the LPU-17/P life preserver survival Vest  has been designed with pockets for the carriage  of US government specified  survival equipment and a personal weapon  of the type SIG-226,Walter PPH-2, COLT 38, Berreta or equivalent and close to the pistol pocket a reserve magazine pocket .The protective container of the inflation cell is attached directly to the survival vest by means of a heavy duty non corrosive zipper which allows easy removal of the inflation cell container  and the  use of the Survival Vest only on over land operations. The survival vest incorporates adjustable waist belts of sage green nylon webbing to provide both preliminary wearer adjustment upon donning the LPU-17/P and a final adjustment jut before or after water entry provide no automatic inflation environment is used,

 

The inflation cell contains aviation yellow dye marker and is designed at 275 Newton or 78Lbs single chambered cell. The inflation cell is equipped with a manual activation inflator and an oral inflation tube. An auto inflator type CONAX FLU-1, FLU-8 and FLU-9/P is an optional feature of the Aeromiltec LPU-17/P.



                                                                                   Sizes

The Aeromiltec LPU-17/P is available on 4 sizes. The vest can be adjusted at chest and waist, using the adjustment straps, to fit different wearers as well as different equipment set up. The body sizes are used only as a guideline to determine the right size, however the correct size and fit must be ensured by the use of fitting samples.

 

SIZE Nb.

Clothes Size

Height

 

Chest

Chest Size Range

 

Waist Range

Spinal Range

 

 

cm

cm

INCH

cm

cm

cm

 

 

body sizes

body sizes

 

 

 

 

2

S

165 - 195

85

36-40

91-103

92

48

4

M

165 - 195

95

40-45

104-115

104

50

6

L

165 - 195

105

45-50

116-127

117

52

8

XL

165 - 195

115

50-54

128-137

127

54

 

                                                                   Survival  Accessories


The 3 pockets are designed primarily for USAF,USN,USMC, USAAV ,USCG and NATO specified safety and survival equipment such as SRU-31/P survival kit, MK-79 Miniflare Pack, Food Rations and Code, Day & Night Flare MK-13 MOD-0, Survival Radios PRC-112, PRC-140 (USN) , PRC-434 ,MR-511 (GAF) SARBE-5,6 and 7 series. 1 pocket has been designed for a personal weapon equivalent to SIG-226, Walther PPH-2, Beretta, Colt-45, Heckler& Koch usp ’45 Auto, etc

 

The safety lanyards of the PLB, MS2000M Strobe Light, Miniflare Kit etc are available on each accessories storage pockets . On the back of the LPSV an optional CAMELBACK   ( water reservoir with NBC and filtering cap can be designed for Helo operations for hot environment or prolonged flight operations)  Each storage pocket is designed with a zipper ,metallic push buttons and safety straps and buckles.  The LPU-17 is available in a few derivates the LPU-18,19 and 20 series .