Deluxe Survivor Sling
The Deluxe Survivor Sling, commonly referred to as a horse collar or rescue strop, was originally designed for the Japan Coast Guard. It provides a quick, safe means of hoisting uninjured persons; it is widely used in rescue work from a helicopter over water or land, and for inserting or extracting personnel from places that helicopters cannot land, such as lowering a marine pilot onto a ship.
For hoist-equipped helicopters, the Deluxe Survivor Sling is lowered on a hoist cable from the helicopter to the rescue technician or other trained personnel. For fixed load line systems (short-haul or Emergco’s Helicopter External Transport System) the Deluxe Survivor Sling is attached to the load line.
SIMPLE & SECURE
Adjustable chest strap and stowable/adjustable crotch strap for added security
Fully approved & manufactured to aeronautical standards under Transport Canada Approval.
IN SERVICE GLOBALLY
Constructed with unparalleled quality and craftsmanship to stringent requirements of the Japan Coast Guard.
- Extensive track record of reliability and safety in diverse operations
- Quick and easy to put on for rapid evacuation
- Lightweight & low-cost
- Adjustable chest and crotch straps for maximum security
Materials & Fixtures
- All adjusting and connector hardware is corrosion-resistant stainless steel
- MIL-W-4088 nylon webbing main load-bearing straps
- Durable closed cell foam encased in hi-vis yellow heavy-duty nylon cover
- Weight: 2.9 lb (1.32 kg)
- Max Rated Load: 450 lb (205 kg)
- Service life: Up to 10 years from manufacture date.
|Component||Description||Material||Minimum Break Strength|
|Fabric Cover||Yellow with black stretch fabric||420/1000 denier Cordura® and Lycra®||N/A|
|Main Load-Bearing Straps||Webbing||MIL-W-4088 Nylon Webbing||6,000 lbs (2,700 kg)|
|Padding||Main sling padding||1.25” Closed Cell Foam||N/A|
|Snap Hook||Crotch Strap Clip||Stainless Steel||3,750 lbs (1,705 kg)|
|D-Rings||1 per side||Stainless Steel||8,000 lb (3,636 kg)|
|Adjusters||–||Stainless Steel||2,250 lbs* (1,023 kg*)|
|Quick-Release Buckle||Chest Strap Release||Stainless Steel||2,400 lbs* (1,091 kg*)|
|MAX RATED LOAD FOR DELUXE SURVIVOR SLING IS 450 lbs (205 kg)|
*based on breaking strength of webbing in adjuster