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.

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    SIMPLE & SECURE

    Adjustable chest strap and stowable/adjustable crotch strap for added security

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    FULLY APPROVED

    Fully approved & manufactured to aeronautical standards under Transport Canada Approval.

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    IN SERVICE GLOBALLY

    Constructed with unparalleled quality and craftsmanship to stringent requirements of the Japan Coast Guard.

GENERAL
  • 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
TECHNICAL
  • 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