High-altitude balancing suit VKK-6M
High-altitude balancing suit VKK-6M provides for a pilot life support and improving performance at a height up to 40 km.
Consists of anti-g device (AGD). tensioner (TD).
abandon pressure compensator.
AGD consists of two leg and one abandon rubber bladders, connected to each other with adapters. TD - rubber bladder consists of two parts connected with a straight arch. During flight in unpressurized cockpit (at a cruising altitude of more than 12 km), tensioner bladders are supplied with oxygen for mechanical body reduction. This reduction compensates superfluous pressure in lungs.
Acceleration to be tolerated by the pilot wearing VKK-6M is up to10Gs.
Maximum working pressure in AGD bladders - 1.6 kgs/sq.cm.
Maximum working pressure in TD bladders is 2 kgs/sq.cm.
Capable of operating through a temperature range - 30 °C to +50° С.
At an altitude of more than 14 km operates together with pressurized helmet GCH-6, pressure gloves PK-1 and pressure socks KN-4. Working time during flight in unpressurized cockpit (at a cruising altitude of 14 km, using pressurized helmet) is not less than 4 min. VKK-6M can operate in conjunction with VK-3M.
Weight: from 3.2 to 3.6 kg (depending on size).
Service life: 13 years.