beaded inflation handles are pulled in a natural,
slightly down and straight out position from the
body. The FLU-8A/P inflator may be operated
manually an unlimited number of times without
affecting the onetime automatic feature.
LPU-24/P SERIES LIFE
The LPU-24/P life preserver assembly is
identical to the LPU-23/P life preserver assembly
except for the fabrication of the casing assembly.
The LPU-24/P has a casing assembly that is
constructed from rubber-coated nylon cloth
instead of Aramid, fire-resistant fabric like the
LPU-21/P and the LPU-23/P series life pre-
servers. The LPU-24/P life preserver is not
covered in this chapter.
The LPP-1/1A life preserver assembly is
authorized for use by passengers in cargo or
transport type of aircraft for sea survival
THE LPP-1/1A LIFE PRESERVER IS
NOT SUITABLE FOR USE BY SMALL
CHILDREN IN NAVAL AIRCRAFT.
The LPP-1 and LPP-1A life preserver as-
semblies are identical with the exception of the
mechanical inflation assembly.
The LPP-1/1A life preserver assembly (fig.
6-14) weighs approximately 3 pounds and provides
a minimum of 29 pounds of buoyancy. The
LPP-1/1A life preserver assembly consists of a
single-compartment yoke-type flotation assem-
bly, a pouch and belt assembly, an inflation
assembly, and a storage container. Survival
items are also provided. To make up the
LPP-1/1A life preserver assembly, all re-
quired components not supplied with the preserver
must be individually requisitioned.
The flotation assembly is constructed of
chloroprene-coated nylon cloth. It is equipped
with an oral inflation valve, a valve stem, survivor
locator light attachments, a whistle pocket, a belt
loop, and an inspection record patch (fig. 6-14).
The pouch and belt assembly consists of a
rubber-coated nylon cloth pouch and an
adjustable belt. The pouch contains the flotation
assembly and survival items. The belt consists of
a 53-inch piece of webbing, an adjustable buckle
and clasp, a toggle assembly, and a toggle
assembly pocket. The belt adjusts from a waist
size of 30 to 52 inches and attaches the flotation
assembly and pouch to the wearer by means of
the belt loop on the flotation assembly and the
slots in the back of the pouch. The toggle
assembly consists of a wooden toggle and line,
and is used to secure survivors together while they
are in the water. When not in use, the toggle line
is wrapped around the wooden toggle and stowed
in a pocket located on the belt (fig. 6-14).
NOTE: The carbon dioxide cylinder is
NOT supplied with the preserver assembly
and must be requisitioned separately.
The LPP-1 inflation assembly consists of a
Type I (MIL-C-25369), 25- to 28-gram carbon
dioxide cylinder and an inflation valve. The
LPP-1A inflation assembly consists of a Type II
(MIL-C-25369), 28- to 31-gram carbon dioxide
cylinder and an inflation valve (MIL-I-23145).
The inflation assembly is connected to the
valve stem on the front of the flotation assem-
bly. The valve stem is equipped with a check
valve, which prevents leakage.
The storage container is used to store the life
preserver assembly when it is not in use. The
storage container also has donning instructions
printed on it.
As LPP-1/1A life preservers become
available, the use of all other life preservers by
personnel authorized to use the LPP-1/1A will
be discontinued. Passengers whose total clothing
and equipment weight does not exceed 15 pounds
and who are not carrying any high density items
like weapons or other similar metallic items are
authorized to continue use of MK-2 life preserver,
with attritional basis method for replacement with
The LPU-30/P life preserver assembly is a
vest-type preserver (cardigan style, sleeveless) that
weighs approximately 3 pounds (without survival
items) and provides a minimum of 29 pounds of
buoyancy. The preserver consists of a single-
compartment flotation assembly, a fully lined