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Test #01-002, Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System

DAMAGE CONTROL ENGINEERING TEST FACILITY

(DCETF)
NAVAL RESERVE CENTER, BALTIMORE
TEST DATA

TEST NUMBER: 01-002 DATE: 03/08/01
TEST TITLE: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
RESULTS: The power hawk rescue system seems very impressive with all its interchangeable rescue tools. The power hawk was demo'd by cutting through different pieces of 1/4" metal plates, boxes, and 2" steel pipe. At one time, a sawzall was cutting through a 4 by 4 piece of wood and cutting a 3" CuNi pipe in half at the same time. The nice thing about this unit is that one person could carry this equipment to the emergency site without too much trouble. The P-16 rescue tool weighs about 46 lbs. with the straight blade cutter and power by 12-volt battery that can be carried as a backpack weighing about 35 lbs. I would recommend other Navy personnel to test this rescue system for other inputs. STATUS: Completed Phase 1
TEST TEAM: webmaster@dcfpnavymil.org
Creig Beck
Dexter Vance
EQUIPMENT NAME: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER: Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Inc.
300 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004-1962
PHONE: (800)-PWR-HAWK
AGENT: John D. McCarthy
PHONE:
FAX: (973)-439-3896
DESCRIPTION OF TEST: The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System demo was set up in the classroom for a general introduction of the equipment such as different cutting blades, spreader arms, power ram pack, fan, and interchangeable attachments to different power tools like a sawzall, drill, and circular saw. The equipment was then taken outside by the DCETF for a demonstration of cutting through different metal plates, CuNi pipe, and a metal box patch. At one time, the sawzall was cutting a 4 by 4 wood shoring and cutting a piece of pipe in half at the same time. Some of the pictures of the demo are shown below.