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Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: David Clark.
The Model 4 Full Pressure Suit was developed for D-558-2 Douglas Skyrocket test pilots. It was first flown by Navy test pilot Marion Carl for a 26 km altitude record flight. Integrated arm scye bearings (non-sealed) provided improved mobility. Custom sizing was required to tailor the suits to individual test pilots. This was th forerunner of the X-15 full pressure suit and was developed by the David Clark Company and Scott Crossfield at NACA.
- 487 - Sears, William J, A Historical Review of Partial and Full Pressure Suits, . HTML when accessed: http://webpages.charter.net/mcelwain/PSUITS-Chronology.htm
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