In this case we see the suit of the pilots of the Eurofighter Typhoons

A Spanish pilot explains the anti-G suit that is used in all combat aircraft

Fighters are aircraft capable of carrying out very abrupt maneuvers in the closest air combat, also called "dog fights".

The complex start up process of a Spanish EF-18M Hornet fighter seen from very close
A Spanish Air Force mechanic explains the red ribbons of 'Remove before flight'

Obviously, in this type of combat the most sensitive part of the plane is the pilot, since it can withstand forces of up to 9G in positive vertical acceleration (the one that occurs when raising the plane), which under normal conditions causes blood flow to drop from head to toe. Due to lack of blood supply to the brain, the pilot can have blurred vision and even lose consciousness.

A pilot from the 15th Wing of the Air Force with his anti-G suit (Photo: José Luis ZG/Ejército del Aire).

To prevent this, fighter pilots wear an anti-gravity suit, also known as an anti-G suit or vest. This swells in the legs and even the torso (depending on the model) to prevent the head from losing blood supply. The Spanish Ministry of Defense published an interesting video yesterday in which Commander Martínez Álvarez, head of the 111 Squadron of the 11th Wing of the Air Force, explains how this suit works and shows us how it is, specifically, the anti-gravity suit worn by the Eurofighter Typhoon pilots (the video is in Spanish, you can activate the automatic subtitles in English in the bottom bar of the player):

Don't miss the news and content that interest you. Receive the free daily newsletter in your email:

Opina sobre esta entrada:

Debes iniciar sesión para comentar. Pulsa aquí para iniciar sesión. Si aún no te has registrado, pulsa aquí para registrarte.