The US Coast Guard asked SUBSALVE to create a system to aid in recovery of downed helicopters. The result is our VRS 4000-Helo, a system of two 4500 lbs. capacity enclosed flotation bags with an integral inflation system, designed for aircrafts that frequently fly over water.

  • Pocket for 80 cu. ft. aluminum SCUBA cylinder for inflation
  • Manually operated inflation valve inflates bags in approximately
  • two minutes
  • The air cylinder is connected to the lift bag with a SCUBA yoke and hose assembly with a one-way check valve for easy tank changes while preventing any loss of air from the bag
  • Two stainless steel lift rings on top. One stainless steel lift ring on bottom of lift bag with high strength snap hook for rapid attachment
  • All components pack into two velcro-close valises, (51″ long by 20″ high by 10″ wide), and weigh approximately 65 lbs.
  • Each SUBSALVE USA lift Bag is tested prior to shipping
  • Equipped with all necessary hardware ? ready for immediate use
  • Each Lift Bag assembly folds into a heavy-duty, zippered carrying case with nylon handles and an adjustable shoulder strap Rugged Fabric:
  • High strength heavy-duty, ballistic-rated, urethanecoated nylon fabric provides superior abrasion resistance
  • Not affected by most petro-chemicals
  • UV resistant
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Model Item Number
Helo Recovery System VRS-4000-HELO





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