Arm Unit of the RX-1 Suit
The arm unit of the RX-1 suit, created by Litton Industries in 1962, is made of solid aluminum. Ball bearings in the wrist and shoulder and the "bellows" at the elbow provided a surprising amount of flexibility.
X-ray by Roland Cunningham and Mark Avino
Image Number: WEB13105-2013
Credit: Image by Mark Avino, Smithsonian Institution
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