ROARING FORTIES™ Para Trooper Lifejacket (SMA1232-38) is designed specifically for Para Troopers with specificaitons exceeding Australian Standards for PFD Type 1s. The bladder design, which is modular, is similar to our model SMA1291, currently used by the Australian Commandos, Para Troopers, and Special Air Service (S.A.S.). The same bladder design had also been tested by Civil Aviation Safety Authority for our model SMA7801 and tested to Australian Standards AS1512:1996 for our SMA1060 series. The bladder is made of high quality polyurethane (PU) fabric, complies with the ISO 12402 requirements.
The SMA1232-38 comes in 2 different bladder colours, to suit different missions. The orange bladder provides high visibility at all times and the black bladder, normally used for covert mission. On the black bladder, a roll-out reflective aid strip is attached on the side, and when required, it
can be pulled out to raise visibility.
The compact, light weight and non cumbersome construction is design to enable freedom of movement and action. With a buoyancy of 183 Newtons, it has a freeboard of 120mm. The unique design of the bladder will allow the wearer to float in an inclined abgle of 45-60°. The bladder
has been constructed to withstand an overpressure test upto 15 psi.
The SMA1232-38 also comes complete with retro-reflective tapes, lifting beckett, buddy line, whistle, and harness type fastening system.

Special Features

  • Comfortable and Easy to Don
  • Designed to float an unconscious person to a safe position with the head angled at 45º upwards in the water
  • Freeboard of > 120mm
  • Able to withstand 15 psi of pressure
  • Reliable & Durable
  • Light weight
  • Designed for Para Troopers/Commandos
  • Available in Disruptive Pattern/Camouflage
  • Bladder available in conspicuous and non conspicuous colours
  • Available in Manual & Auto Inflation
  • Service and Repair friendly