Table 11-4.Twenty-Man Life Raft Accessory Equipment
Distress Signal (Day/Night)
Mk 124 Mod 0
Space Blanket (12 oz.)
First Aid Kit
Water Storage Bag
Canned Water (10 oz.)
Opener, Can, Hand
Nylon Cord, Type I, 50-foot
Survival Radio or
Beacon and Battery
Signal Light (Strobe)
Signal Light (Steady Burning)
A unique design feature of the 20-man life raft is
that it is always right-side-up after inflation. The
inflation assembly inflates the circular tubes and
boarding ramps only. Topping-off valves are located on
each side of the circular tubes and on each side of the
Q11-11. Where is the one-man life raft located in
ejection seat systems?
Q11-12. How many sizes are there for the multiplace
Q11-13. Which multiplace life raft is always right side
up when inflated?
PERSONAL SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
items of personal survival equipment and
When an aircrewman leaves his aircraft under
emergency conditions, survival items provide a means
of sustaining life. They also provide a means of
attracting the attention of rescuers and, if necessary, of
evading the enemy.
Survival items are packed in life rafts and
droppable kits or packed and carried by the aircrewman
on his/her person.
As a possible aircrewman, you need to know what
survival items are available and how to use them. Some
survival items have already been covered in the life raft
and life preserver sections of this chapter. The
following survival items are normally carried by the
aircrewman on his/her person.
* BOARDING HANDLE
* INNER LIFELINE
* HEAVING LINE
TIED TO SURVIVOR
* FLOOR SUPPORT
PAINTER LINE (RAFTS STORED INBOARD ONLY)
LOWER TUBE TOPPING-OFF
** SURVIVOR HOLDING
* TYPICAL BOTH SIDES
** OLD MK 20'S DO NOT HAVE SURVIVORS
HOLDING HANDLES, BUT A LIFE LINE.
Figure 11-23.Twenty-man life raft assembly parts nomenclature.