RAAF anti-g suit testing

Accession Number AWM2020.608.21
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker RAAF Central Photographic Establishment
Place made Australia: Victoria, Mildura
Date made 10 October 1942- 30 October 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Professor Frank Stanley Cotton (1890-1955) and others involved with the RAAF in the development of the aerodynamic anti-g flying suit which minimised 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 image was taken after the first successful flight with the air-inflated g-suit. Left to right: Mr V Lyster; Professor Arthur Veryan Stevens; Mr H Martin; Squadron Leader Ken V Robertson (wearing the anti-g suit), Mr A Martin; Professor Cotton; Warrant Officer F Farrell; Sergeant J Slater; Flight Lieutenant A McIntyre; Mr K N Smith. In the backgound is an aircraft used in flight trials to test the effectiveness of the suit.