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A-12 Full Pressure Suit

Artifact Details


A white pressure suit in a standing position with yellow boots and a black helmet

A-12 pilots needed a protective suit because the aircraft’s interior was uninsulated.

A-12 pilots wore a type of protective pressure suit with thermal insulation, pressure control, cooling, and a life support system. The suit offered protection from heat radiating through the windshield and from cold and low pressure in the event of a high-altitude bailout.


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