Thursday, 4 June 2015
While a tank's crew might feel safe inside its armour, the battlefield is full of dangers that could still kill them. Even if an enemy AP shell does not kill the crew, the fire that erupts as a result of the hit might. In order to give the crew an increased chance at survival, fire protection suits were developed.
24. Trials of fire protection suits made from TOZ fabric.
This specific design wasn't perfect, but was promising.
"As a result of trials of fire protection suits made from TOZ fabric on chiffon, calico, cotton, and regular moleskine fabric, it was determined that suits using chiffon and calico cannot be used due to their poor toughness, but cotton and moleskine fabric could be used by tank crews after removal of discovered defects and fire resistance trials."