NBC Hood

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0617
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: NBC Hood
Part No: 1500728
Serial No: N/A247
Manufacturer: N & Z Aviation
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
500 
Height (mm):
600 
Depth (mm):
300 
Weight (g):
688 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

N & Z Aviation Ltd.
Pt No. 1500728
s.n. N(A)247
insp. 304
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For Training Purposes Only
Not For Flight
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Flight Suits Ltd
El. Cajon, California
Made in USA

Notes:

An NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) hood is designed to protect the pilot against direct contact with and contamination by radioactive, biological or chemical substances, and provides protection from contamination with radioactive materials and some types of radiation, depending on the design. It is generally designed to be worn for extended periods to allow the wearer to fight (or generally function) while under threat of or under actual nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. This Hood is designed to fit beneath the Helmet Mounted Display on the Eurofighter Typhoon. The term NBC has been replaced by CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear), with the addition of a new threat, radiological, meaning radiological weapon.

The hood is stored in a blue, zipped bag made by Flight Suits Ltd.

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