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Air Force believes anti-g suit is cause of F-22's oxygen problems

wired_parrot (768394) writes | more than 2 years ago

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wired_parrot (768394) writes "The USAF believes it may have identified the root cause of the F-22 Raptor's oxygen troubles: pilots are running into physiological limitations in attempting to breath oxygen while under high-g loads, leading to a condition know as acceleration atelectasis. This is being aggravated by the anti-g suit worn by pilots, which puts pressure in their chest. It may be that the F-22 has reached the edge of what a human pilot can handle"
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Aeromedical research? (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 2 years ago | (#40233307)

If only it was like the good old days and a Hubertus Strughold could offer some real world "test" results.

Time for inertial dampers (1)

Eowaennor (527108) | more than 2 years ago | (#40235091)

C'mon scientists!
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