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Tim Smith
07-21-1996, 10:24 AM
Sorry no direct references for you, but try asking about 'turtle neck' in
military. Riding in Jeeps with steel helmets in WWII led the GIs to brace
themselves and their necks for the jolting acceleration of the vehicles.
When the helmets were removed and they drove off in the Jeep they would
anticipate the helmets inertia and stick their heads far forward, hence the
above phrase. Maybe you can get something there. Don't know of/if
associated neck injuries.
Tim Smith


>We are involved in a research project looking at the biomechanics of helmet
>design, with a view to studying the effects of fatigue and weight distribution.