SEAT SURVIVAL KIT
Learning Objective: Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
identify, inspect, and maintain the RSSK-8 seat survival kit.
The ejection seat survival kit is designed for
use in ejection seat equipped aircraft only.
Ejection seat survival kits are designated Rigid
Seat Survival Kit (RSSKs) -1, -1A, -3, -6B2, -7,
-8, and -9; Survival Kit Unit (SKUs) -2A, -3A,
and 4A; and Semirigid Restraint and Life Support
Assembly (IULSA) -1. The RSSK-8 is discussed
in this chapter.
RSSK-8 SERIES SEAT SURVIVAL KIT
The Rigid Seat Survival Kit-8 Series (RSSK-8
series) is designed for use with Douglas
ESCAPAC ejection seats and functions as a seat
cushion for the aircrewman as well as a container
for an emergency oxygen system, life raft and sur-
vival equipment (shown in figures 7-1 and 7-2).
There are three manufacturers of these kits
Rocket Jet Engineering Corp., Scott Aviation
Corp., and East-West Industries. The illustrations
in this chapter show the latest configuration of
the RSSK-8 manufactured by Scott Aviation
The RSSK-8 has a bonded fiber glass body and
an extruded metal lip interconnecting the upper
and lower containers. The upper container houses
Figure 7-1.RSSK-8 closed.