POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT
POD-8 LIFE RAFT

POD-8 LIFE RAFT

  • Designed for and used by the United States Coast Guard as their lightweight, air-droppable 8-person Search & Rescue life raft

  • Designed to fit the stowage limitations of US Navy and US Coast Guard Search & Rescue helicopters. This raft is intended for static line air drop applications from helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.

  • The POD-8 is constructed of an extra-large diameter (15in) tube. The flotation tube consists of two air holding chambers with internal sleeves which allow the raft to regain its original shape and buoyancy in the event of a puncture.

  • As the key component to our best-in-class stability, the Toroidal Stability Device (TSD) features complete wrap-around ballasting covering the entire perimeter of the underside of the raft with multiple weighted, water-holding chamber. The TSD makes this raft nearly impossible to overturn in even some of the most severe sea conditions.



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Features

  • Two air holding chambers with internal sleeves providing complete redundancy in the event of a puncture
  • 2,000 psig dry air closed inflation system (2ea)

  • Four boarding ladders

  • Torodial Stability Device featuring complete wrap-around ballasting

  • Supports 8 people (200+ lb of buoyancy per person)

  • Standard equipment:

    • (2) Pressure relief valves and manual backup inflation pump
    • Water activated light
    • Mooring line
    • Towing bridle and righting strap
    • Heaving line
    • Sea anchor
       

Specifications:

Buoyancy Tube Diameter:

14.75in

Freeboard:

14.75in

Inflated Raft Dimensions:

95in flat to flat, 103in corner to corner

Floor Area (total):

24.8 sq. ft.

Floor Area (per person):

3.1 sq. ft. per person

Buoyancy in Salt Water:

1,687 lbs.

Operating Pressure:

2 p.s.i.

Operating Temperature Range:

-40 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Inflation System:

air - 2 each 125 cu in each

Buoyancy Tube Fabric:

210 Denier Nylon, Polyurethane Double Coated Fabric

Weight in Valise

55 lbs.

Valise Dimensions

33" L x 20" W x 11" H

Valise Material

Cordura


Product

P/N

NSN

Loose Raft

POD-8001-5

4220-01-475-9317

Raft in a valise Pack

POD-8001-6

 

 

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