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Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: Litton.
RX-1 Litton full pressure hardsuit, weighed 40 kg, rolling convolute joint technology, 2-plane enclosure, modular sizing, 1964. Followed by RX-2, 40 kg. in 1964 and RX-2A, 36 kg in 1964. RX-3 and RX-4 versions were down to 27 kg in 1966. The suits were pressurized to 0.34 bar but adaptable to 0.48 bar with an oxygen/nitrogen mixture. The RX-5A was the final configuration of this series.
- 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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