Figure 4-14.MA-2 torso nomenclature.
the main sling to the canopy release fittings and
riser assembly. Observe that when suspended, the
aircrew members body has not shifted out of the
main sling saddle.
LAP BELT AND SHOULDER
To make the lap belt and shoulder harness
adjustments, the aircrew member must sit in an
ejection seat. Connect the lap belt fitting and
adjust the lap belt until it is snug. Leave no slack
in the lap belt. If the lap belt has been completely
adjusted to the stop and slack remains, try a
smaller harness. If this does not work, the aircrew
member is considered a candidate for a custom-
The canopy release/riser/shoulder restraint
system must be connected. With the aircrew
member sitting upright, shoulders back, there
should be no slack in the shoulder harness
restraint. If the shoulder harness is fully retracted
and there is slack, adjust the torso harness Koch
fitting down until slack is removed.
Personnel whose prescribed torso harness does
not meet the above criteria will be further
evaluated in other size MA-2 harnesses, if