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Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: David Clark.
Upgraded SR-71 full pressure suit, link net with integrated subsystems.
The S1030 evolved from its remote ancestor, the original David Clark XMC-2-DC suit first produced in 1956, via the Pilot's Protective Assembly (PPA) model S901 worn by the first SR-71 crews. The S901 further evolved through several improved models and resulted in the S1030 suit, which was developed in the 1970s for SR-71 Blackbird operations.
- 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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Last update 12 March 2001.
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