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Chemical Protective Green Vinyl Overshoe


Primary function: Chemical/biological agent protection for the feet.
Protects against: Chemical agent vapors, aerosols, and droplets and all known biological agents
Protection period: 12 hours (may be extended to 24 hours with some increase in risk)
Durability: 14 days
Concentration resistance: 10mg/m2 challenge for chemical agents and any challenge (battlefield) for biological agents.
Dimensions:
Length: size dependent
Width: size dependent
Height: approximately 11 inches (27.94 centimeters)
Weight: approximately 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) (both boots)
Unit Replacement Cost: $10

Features: The Green Vinyl Overshoe (GVO), color Olive Green 420, is a vinyl plastisol, slush or injection molded, pull-on type shoe with a folding gusset and 3 buttons on each side of the gusset and is closed with 3 fastening loops. The outer surface of the GVO is coated with a slip finish to permit easy donning and doffing. The GVO will replace the currently fielded Footwear Covers, Chemical Protective. The GVO, Saratoga Lightweight Chemical Biological Protective Overgarment and Glove Set, Chemical will provide a complete chemical protective ensemble.
The Green Vinyl Overshoe is wearable in all environments and conditions, and is not degraded by exposure to fresh or salt water. It is effective in hot, dry climatic conditions up to 120 F.

Inventory: The Acquisition Objective is 380,452. 73% (277,861) of the ADO is funded with fielding scheduled through FY 95.



Date last modified: 05/21/96


Last Modified on June 17, 1999
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