velcro fastener tapes for frays or damaged areas.
PRIOR TO USE.
c. Check slide fasteners
buckles for proper operation.
Body armor will be inspected prior to and after
d. Carefully check front and back plates or
each use by the individual to whom issued or Asigmed.
inserts to assure no damage is evident.
The inspection will be accomplishedas follows
e. If as a result of this inspection, conditions
are found that indicate an unserviceable assembly,
a. Check outer cover for open seams, tears
return the body armor to the issuing activity for repair
and or snags.
Inspect waist band, shoulder straps, and
SIZING AND FITTING
5-3. The current armor is available in three sizes:
Short, regular and long (refer to Table I). The chart
5-2. Aircrewman body armor is
below indicates the range of body measurements for
designed to provide maximum area
each size of body armor
coverage possible without undue
man's required activites. The
upper chest area is shaped to
allow free movement of the arms
and shoulders, and the width of
the plates is increased at the
Height:Under 5 feet 7 inches
waist area. The length of the
Chest:Less than 40 inches
armor should permit the aircrew-
Waist:Less than 36-1/2 in-
man to sit without the weight of
the armor plate resting on his
Height:5 feet 7 inches
through 5 feet 10-1/ inches 2
Chest:31 inches through
arm and body movement, the selection of
the proper size armor is important.
Waist:24 inches through