MASCOT, NSW. 1941. PROFESSOR F. S. (FRANK STANLEY) COTTON (1890-1955) AND OTHERS INVOLVED WITH ...

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Mascot
Accession Number P01529.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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MASCOT, NSW. 1941. PROFESSOR F. S. (FRANK STANLEY) COTTON (1890-1955) AND OTHERS INVOLVED WITH THE RAAF IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AERODYNAMIC ANTI-G FLYING SUIT WHICH MINIMIZED THE EFFECTS OF HIGH-SPEED FLYING ON PILOTS. AT THE TIME PROFESSOR COTTON WAS RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY AND A SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW WITH THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN AFTER THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT WITH THE AIR-INFLATED G-SUIT. LEFT TO RIGHT: ?, ?, PROFESSOR ARTHUR VERYAN STEPHENS, ?, FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KEN V. ROBERTSON (WEARING THE ANTI-G SUIT), PROFESSOR BLACKBURN ?, PROFESSOR FRANK STANLEY COTTON, ?, ?, DR MACINTYRE, PROFESSOR HAROLD R. DEW, DOUGLAS MILLER (NEAR PLANE). IN THE BACKGOUND IS THE AIRCRAFT USED IN FLIGHT TRIALS TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SUIT. IT WAS THE ONLY HAWKER HURRICANE FIGHTER BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA DURING WORLD WAR 2. (DONOR E. DEW)