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Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: Gentex.

Tactical Life Support System. Developed by the USAF and Boeing/Gentex et. al. to provide get-me-down protection from 18 km. Incorporated many new features - including a modular mask, vest, and anti-G suit ensemble integrated to provide PBG for high G maneuvers and PBA for altitude. G trousers provided 4 times the breathing pressure from a molecular sieve oxygen concentration system. There were updated variants of this system in the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, and an Advanced Oxygen System for France.


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