The MK-46 CV™ life preserver is a lightweight, constant wear inflatable life jacket, designed for use by helicopter pilots and passengers. The construction of the MK-46 CV™ life preserver is superior in quality and durability, engineered for constant wear comfort while wearing a helmet and easy integration with seat harness, and is universally sized with a fullly adjustable waist belt. The MK-46 CV™ includes equipment pockets specifically designed to carry essential survival accessories such as radio, emergency oxygen (HEED), flares, etc.
The MK-46 CV™ vest consist of two independant flotation cells, providing 38 pound buoyancy, in a yoke-style which will ensure that an unconscious aviator will float head up out of the water and will also self right a survivor after inflation. Inflation is activated with a manual inflation system, utilizing a 16 gram CO2 cylinder on each bladder. Backup oral inflation is provided on each cell.
The flotation cells are encased in a durable 1000 denier Cordura® Nylon shell, available in a variety of colors (OD Green, Navy Blue, Black). A Nomex® wear collar is available as optional equipment, providing a level of fire protection. A water activated light is provided.
The MK-46 CV™ will right the subject to face up position in less than 5 seconds and provides freeboard mouth clearance and torso positioning. Two independent cells providing total buoyancy of 35 pounds.
|Maximum Inflated Buoyancy||35 pounds|
|Number of Inflatable Cells||2 each|
|Total Weight||2.6 pounds|
|Cell Material||Urethane Coated Nylon, MIL-C-83489|
|Material, Suspension Belt||1½” Polypropylene, UL Certified|
|16 Gram CO2 Cylinder||2 each, MIL-C-601G|
|Oral Inflation Tubes||2 each, MIL-O-81375|
|Bladder Color||Safety Yellow, International Orange|
|Water Activated Light||L-8|
|Material Outer Protective Cover||1000 Denier Nylon Cordura®|
|Size||Universal (fully adjustable)|
|Colors||OD Green,Navy Blue, Black|