Topic: Thickness of Apollo spacesuit A7L bubble helmet
gspaceman New Member
Posts: 3 From: Princeton, NJ Registered: Feb 2013
posted 07-11-2013 08:36 AM
Does anyone know what the thickness of the "bubble" helmet is? I'm assuming it was vacuum formed since it is poly-carbonate, so would the thickness be somewhat varied throughout the helmet?
Posts: 65 From: Bolney, West Sussex, England Registered: Jan 2008
posted 07-15-2013 05:26 AM
Yes, you're right - the polycarbonate varies by about 1mm - thicker on the sides than on the front and back where it is more formed. Min. thickness 4.47mm, average max.at the sides 5.5mm.