OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES/ US AIR FORCE AVIATION

OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES/ US AIR FORCE AVIATION
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FOR MODEL NUMBER MSD660 AF
OWNER'S MANUAL
SENTINEL™ SERIES/
US AIR FORCE AVIATION
RESCUE SWIMMER
DRY SUIT
MOBILITY BASED SIZING™
In order to take your measurements correctly and select the appropriate size,
please follow the instructions provided on our website at:
www.mustangsurvival.com/mobility
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION
MSD660 AF – US AIR FORCE AVIATION
RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT................................................................. 1-2
SENTINEL SERIES SIZING GUIDE.............................................................. 2
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE........................................................................... 3
NECK SEALS AND WRIST FITTING ...................................................... 3
ATTACHING SUSPENDERS......................................................................... 4
DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT...................................................5-7
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE........................................................... 8-9
STORING THE DRY SUIT............................................................................10
FOLDING AND PACKING...........................................................................10
LEAK TESTING.............................................................................................11
EXHAUST VALVE REPLACEMENT..............................................................11
REPAIRS....................................................................................................... 12
ACCESSORIES............................................................................................. 12
WARRANTY INFORMATION...................................................................... 13
CONTACT..................................................................................................... 13
DESCRIPTION
MSD660 AF – US AIR FORCE AVIATION RESCUE
SWIMMER DRY SUIT
The MSD660 AF is a specialized dry suit designed to aid in
hypothermia protection during surface operations in or on the water
when worn with insulating undergarments.
•M
ilitary grade GORE-TEX® BD6.5 waterproof and breathable dry suit fabric
•R
apid Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck and wrist seals
and repair small leaks in an hour or less
• Reinforced molded foam knee and elbow pads that provide increased knee and
elbow protection and wear resistance.
•B
allistic nylon reinforced seat, knee and elbow area
• CORDURA® reinforced wrist and leg over cuffs
• Low profile, lightweight, and corrosion resistant YKK Aquaseal® waterproof
zippers, are easy to operate and require less maintenance than typical
waterproof zippers incorporating brass metal teeth.
• Right arm air exhaust valve to vent excess trapped air out of the suit.
• SOLAS grade retro-reflective tape
• Left arm low profile zippered shoulder pocket with pen holder.
• 2 x 4 inch Velcro® patch located on left chest for attachment of nametag
• Left and right thigh elasticized expanding cargo pockets with drainage mesh
and Velcro® secured top cover entry, provide maximum storage capacity and
exhibit a low-profile function when empty.
• Pull adjust waistbelt
• Two-point attachment removable suspender system for an improved fit,
mobility and comfort
• Integrated GORE-TEX® dry socks
The MSD660 AF is easily donned/doffed by the wearer using a
diagonal watertight entry zipper across the torso and wearer’s left
shoulder and includes a relief zipper. Customized fit can be achieved
through adjustment of the internal suspenders to modify trunk length
for improved range of motion.
Every MSD660 AF produced by Mustang is leak tested to ensure
waterproof integrity prior to leaving our factory. All suits are 100%
tested to ensure the highest level of reliability and performance.
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MSD660 AF – US AIR FORCE AVIATION RESCUE
SWIMMER DRY SUIT (CONT'D)
WARNING: DRY SUITS ALONE PROVIDE INADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR EXTREME
CLIMATE DIFFERENCES. ALL USERS SHOULD WEAR APPROPRIATE THERMAL
UNDERGARMENTS TO PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA (IN COLD CLIMATES) AND MOISTURE
WICKING UNDERGARMENTS TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE (IN WARM CLIMATES).
WARNING: DRY SUITS ARE NOT INHERENTLY BUOYANT. ALL USERS SHOULD
WEAR APPROPRIATE FLOTATION DEVICES WITH THE DRY SUIT. WATER RESCUE
IS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS. USERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF RISKS ASSOCIATED
WITH WATER RESCUE AND COMPLETE TRAINING IN THE USE OF WATER RESCUE
EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES.
SENTINEL SERIES SIZING GUIDE
Exclusively available for the Sentinel™ Dry Suits, we introduce the
industry’s newest improved fitting platform designed specifically for
dry suit users for tactical, rescue or special operations.
Based on more than two years of extensive anthropometric research,
range of motion testing and user evaluations, Mobility Based Sizing™
offers users a semi-custom suit that reduces bulk and increases range
of motion without the expensive custom price tags or long lead times.
The Mobility Based Sizing™ platform is like none other currently in the
industry.
There are 24 sizes available. To order a suit that fits you best, please
follow the instructions provided on our website at:
www.mustangsurvival.com/mobility
EXTRA
SMALL
2
SMALL
MEDIUM
LARGE
1
LARGE
2
EXTRA
LARGE
DOUBLE
EXTRA
LARGE
TRIPLE
EXTRA
LARGE
SHORT
XSS
SS
MS
L1S
L2S
XLS
XXLS
3XLS
REGULAR
XSR
SR
MR
L1R
L2R
XLR
XXLR
3XLR
LONG
XSL
SL
ML
L1L
L2L
XLL
XXLL
3XLL
MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety information
for the MSD660 AF, US Air Force Aviation Rescue Swimmer Dry Suit.
NECK SEALS AND WRIST FITTING
The Rubber Neck Seals and Wrist Seals may be trimmed at the initial
fitting, but the seals tend to adjust to the wearer after a short period
of time. If no excessive seal restriction exists, and seal fit is acceptable
to the user, the seals should be left as is. Neck seals shall fit snugly
and remain in direct contact with the neck through all normal head
movements. Wrist seals shall fit tightly enough to prevent water entry,
but not tight enough to restrict blood flow. If seal sizing is required,
proceed as follows:
CAUTION: TRIM NECK SEALS WITH EXTREME CAUTION. A SMOOTH TRIM LINE IS
ESSENTIAL. EXCESSIVE OR CARELESS TRIMMING COULD RESULT IN LOOSE SEALS
THAT LEAK AND NECESSITATE REPLACEMENT. AVOID NICKING SEAL FABRIC, AS THIS
COULD RESULT IN TEARING THE SEALS WHEN DONNING AND DOFFING, AND ALSO
COULD RESULT IN SKIN IRRITATION.
1. If neck seal trimming is necessary, mark a line around circumference of neck
opening. Trimming increments shall not exceed 1/4 inch at a time.
2. Carefully cut along this line with a sharp pair of scissors.
3. Trim wrist seals in same manner as neck seals, except trimming increments
shall not exceed 1/8 inch at a time.
4. After trimming seals, have the user don the suit to determine seal restriction
and water-sealing characteristics. Make any additional adjustments to the seal.
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ATTACHING SUSPENDERS
To attach suspenders please follow the instructions below. The removable
suspenders can be used to improve fit, lower in-water resistance and
reduce rescuer fatigue. Suspenders can be adjusted to a comfortable and
secure position.
1. C
ompletely unzip the entry zipper.
2. Open the suit so that the two
attachment points are visible.
3. Thread the end of the nylon strap
attached to the suit through the
rectangular clip on the suspenders.
4. O
nce the nylon strap has been
threaded, flare the sewn folds on
the strap to prevent it from passing
back through the rectangular clip.
5. R
epeat these steps for the other
attachment point.
6. U
se the suspender strap ends to
adjust for a secure comfortable fit.
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FIGURE 4
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT
Before donning the suit, ensure that appropriate undergarments have
been selected for the conditions.
CAUTION: ALWAYS DON THE DRY SUIT ON A CLEAN SURFACE SUCH AS A TOWEL OR
TARP TO AVOID ATTRACTING DEBRIS. PEBBLES, SAND, DIRT AND OTHER DEBRIS ON
THE GROUND CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO DRY SUIT SOCK AND COMPROMISE THE SUIT’S
INTEGRITY.
CAUTION: USE EXTREME CARE WHEN DONNING THE DRY SUIT. PRIOR TO DONNING,
REMOVE ALL RINGS, WATCHES, EARRINGS, NECKLACES AND EYEGLASSES THAT WILL
CAUSE DAMAGE TO WRIST AND NECK SEALS. FOOTWEAR OTHER THAN SOCKS MUST
NOT BE WORN INSIDE THE DRY SUIT.
SUIT PREPARATION PRIOR TO DONNING
1. E
nsure that the Velcro® wrist covers are unfastened and the ankle gussets are
unzipped and opened.
2. E
nsure Velcro® waist adjusters are loosened.
3. Ensure that the waterproof entry zipper is fully opened.
4. Ensure the suspenders are pulled out of the suit legs.
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DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT (CONT'D)
DONNING THE SUIT
1. Slide your legs into the suit until your toes reach the end of the socks.
2. Don the suspenders. Ensure they are crossed in back but not twisted.
3. Apply talcum powder inside wrist seals.
4. Place the right arm into the right sleeve.
5. Carefully place the right hand into the right cuff by pointing the fingers
straight, tucking the thumb underneath and inserting the hand through the
seal. Do not make a fist when putting your wrist through the seal.
6. Roll the Velcro® wrist covers back and refasten to a snug fit.
7. R
epeat Steps 4 - 6 for the left arm.
8. Bring the upper portion of the suit over your head, aligning the neck opening
with the top of the head. Reach inside the top of the neck seal with fingers
and gently pull the seal outward and down as you push your head through.
Flatten any folds or rolls of the seal against the skin.
9. Close the waterproof entry zipper. Reach over your left shoulder with your
right hand and grasp the zipper toggle. While holding the top of the zipper,
pull the toggle down until the zipper is completely fastened.
10. E
nsure the waterproof relief zipper is completely closed and the slider is
fully engaged with the zipper stop. Stow the zipper toggle in the yellow loop
located under the zipper cover.
WARNING: FAILURE TO COMPLETELY CLOSE THE WATERPROOF ENTRY ZIPPER
AND THE RELIEF ZIPPER WILL RESULT IN LEAKAGE OF WATER INSIDE THE SUIT
AND REDUCTION OF SURVIVAL TIME WHEN IN THE WATER. HAVE A FELLOW TEAM
MEMBER DOUBLE-CHECK EACH SLIDE FASTENER TO ENSURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY
CLOSED AGAINST THEIR SEALING PLUGS.
11. Close ankle gusset zippers and securely fasten the Velcro® adjustment tabs.
12. B
urp the suit before water entry. Cross arms in front and gently slide fingers
between the neck seal and your neck, squat down and force excess air
through the neck opening.
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
DOFFING THE DRY SUIT
1. R
emove all equipment worn over the suit.
2. T
horoughly rinse down the exterior of the suit while wearing it, paying special
attention to the seals and zippers. Remove all dirt, salt and debris.
3. L
oosen Velcro® waist and ankle adjustment tabs.
4. Completely open the outer shell entry zipper and the inner immersion layer
waterproof zipper. If not completely open, the zippers face the risk of being
damaged during doffing.
CAUTION: PLACING UNDUE FORCE ON THE ZIPPER MAY DAMAGE THE SEAL AND HARM
THE INTEGRITY OF THE SUIT. NEVER FORCEFULLY YANK ON THE ZIPPER.
5. Insert fingers between neck seal and neck. Gently stretch the seal outward
and upward while pulling neck seal over your head.
6. Remove hands from wrist seals by holding onto the cuff or pull tab. Point your
fingers straight, tucking the thumb underneath the seal. Slowly pull your hand
through the wrist seal. Do not make a fist when putting your wrist through the
seal or pull on the seal. Once your hands are out the seals invert the seals back
out of the suit sleeve so that they are oriented away from the suit.
7. P
ull suit down past hips and slide legs from the suit.
8. Follow the cleaning and storage instructions for the suit.
CAUTION: PULLING ON THE WRIST SEAL MAY DAMAGE THE SEAL.
NOTE: IF WEARING SUSPENDERS, REMOVE SUSPENDERS PRIOR TO PROCEEDING
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
1. T
horoughly rinse your dry suit after every use.
CAUTION: DO NOT DRY CLEAN. DO NOT IRON. DO NOT BLEACH.
2. T
reat stains with a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray ‘n Wash®.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse well.
3. M
achine wash warm (104° F/40° C) on gentle cycle using a gentle powder or
liquid detergent. Do not use fabric softener, bleach or wash-in treatments, as
they can affect the suit’s breathability.
CAUTION: USE ONLY A FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINE OR AN TOP LOADING
WASHING MACHINE THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN AGITATOR POST. WASHING MACHINES
WITH AGITATOR POSTS CAN DAMAGE THE SUIT.
4. Tumble-dry using an air setting
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
MAINTENANCE
Regular zipper maintenance is recommended to maintain a watertight seal, inhibit corrosion and keep the zipper gliding freely. These
steps are essential to zipper longevity:
1. C
lean the zipper of any heavy deposits of mud, sand, salt or foreign
substances by gently brushing and rinsing the zipper with fresh water.
2. Y
YK® zippers need to be lubricated on the docking end approximately every
15-20 days of field use. One package of Molykote® lubricant is included with
your suit. Only use the Molykote® lubricant.
a. Open the zipper to expose the W-SEAL.
b. Open the Molykote®, seen in Figure 8, by ripping the package seal.
c. Squeeze the package gently and apply a small amount of lubricant to the
W-SEAL as indicated in Figure 9. Only apply to the indicated areas.
d. Flip over the zipper end and lubricate the back in the same highlighted
areas as the front.
e. Close the zipper.
3. Repeat before long term storage.
CAUTION: DO NOT LUBRICATE THE ZIPPER TEETH.
NOTE: DO NOT DISCARD THE BLISTER PACKAGE. THE MOLYKOTE® LUBRICANT CAN BE
STORED IN THE ZIPLOCK BAG AND REUSED
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 9
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STORING THE DRY SUIT
Hang the suit with all zippers closed.
FOLDING AND PACKING
1. E
nsure that the suit is thoroughly clean and dry and that the main entry zipper
is in the closed position before folding and packing.
2. L
ay the suit flat on its back on a horizontal; clean surface, allowing the suit to
be fully extended with none of the parts overlapping.
3. F
old the left sleeve, from the shoulder, straight across the body of the suit.
Fold the right sleeve, from the shoulder, straight across the body of the suit on
top of the folded left arm.
4. Fold the socks over top of the legs until they reach crotch level.
5. Fold the legs, from the crotch, up to the chest level, right below the folded
sleeves.
6. Fold the suit in half.
7. To pack, roll or fold the suit ensuring that the zippers do not crease.
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
LEAK TESTING
Leak testing is an important part of regular care and maintenance. For
detailed instructions on leak testing Mustang Survival dry suits, please
refer to our website www.mustangsurvival.com to download the
MA8836 user manual.
EXHAUST VALVE REPLACEMENT
The exhaust valves (PART# RE7017) are designed to be easily
replaced. They may be unscrewed and removed with little difficulty.
Use the following procedure:
1. Unscrew the top of the valve housing cover.
3. If necessary, use large pliers to remove the valve. Thread damage as a result of
removal is not a concern because the old valve is to be discarded.
4. Unscrew the valve body from its core and remove it from the suit.
5. Remove the rubber gaskets; set all valve parts aside.
6. Place a new valve and flapper into the hole, with the suit material between the
rubber gaskets, and screw it together. Hand-tighten only.
7. Perform a leak test to ensure the suit is watertight.
FIGURE 10
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REPAIRS
The protection provided by this dry suit relies very much on its
watertight characteristics. It is extremely important that damaged
suits are handled in accordance with repair requirements.
The Sentinel Series Aviation Rescue Swimmer Dry Suit takes
advantage of Mustang’s Rapid Repair Technology™ enabling users
to self-replace neck and wrist seals and repair small leaks in an hour
or less. For detailed information on repair procedures For detailed
information on repair procedures please visit the below website and
download the user manual: www.mustangsurvival.com/rapid-repairtechnology
All major repairs should be performed by the manufacturer. For
inspection, testing, and repair information, please contact our
customer service department at:
1 800 526 0532
[email protected]
ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your MSD660vAF:
NEOPRENE SURVIVAL HOOD (PART # MA7348)
SENTINEL DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL600)
SENTINEL FEMALE DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL601)
YKK ZIPPER LUBRICANT (PART # MA0094)
SENTINEL™ SERIES BASE LAYERS (MSL602/603/604/605/606)
For more information on these items please visit
www.mustangsurvival.com
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – US AF RESCUE SWIMMER DRY SUIT
WARRANTY INFORMATION
LIMITED WARRANTY/ Mustang Survival products are warranted to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of purchase by the initial purchaser (the Customer
End user) under normal and intended conditions and use. Proof of
purchase may be required at the discretion of Mustang Survival.
Products, which, in the sole judgment of Mustang Survival, have
received excessive or abusive use or have been altered in any way by
a dealer, the Customer or any other person, will not be covered by
this limited warranty. Mustang Survival requires return of the product
(postage or delivery costs prepaid by Customer) for inspection before
determining whether the product will be covered under limited
warranty.
A return authorization is required before the goods are returned and
should be obtained by contacting our Customer Service Department.
Once returned, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and Sales
Departments inspect the product as required. It is then determined
whether the product will be covered under this limited warranty.
If the product is deemed to be covered under our warranty policy, it
will either be repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of Mustang
Survival at no charge to the Customer.
The only obligation or liability of Mustang Survival under this
limited warranty is to repair or replace the product and Mustang
Survival shall not, under any circumstances be liable for loss of use
or any consequential damages sustained by the Customer. All other
warranties expressed or implied, and remedies with respect to the
condition or use of the product, which might otherwise be provided
by law in any jurisdiction, are specifically excluded.
CONTACT
For further information concerning this manual or the suit, contact
Mustang Survival:
TF 1 800 526 0532
[email protected]
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personnel. With a focus on applied research and field-testing,
we’re committed to the protection and enhancement of those
who push themselves to extremes. We build gear that saves lives
and fuels exploration.
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