Grabbit Hook

The Grabbit hook is designed to aid the rescue of a survivor wearing an aircrew life preserver when other methods of rescue may be difficult, by night, during rough weather or when the survivor is injured.

IrvinGQ Grabbit hook - dog rescue
Grabbit hook – dog rescue

The component parts of the assembly are made from stainless steel which makes them resistant to corrosion. A yellow or amber coloured plastic handle is fitted over the stock of the hook.

The hook has a spring gate held in the closed position. The gate can take a 5/8 in. diameter bar.

IrvinGQ Grabbit Hook
Grabbit Hook


The hook is not suitable for attaching a single lift rescue strop, double lift harness, Neil Robertson stretcher or the lightweight stretcher to a helicopter winch hook.

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Technical data
Technical Specifications
Part Number AML 10507
Ref Number 6F/6420376
Overall length 445 mm (17.5 in) nominal
Length of hook 172 mm (6.75 in) nominal
Length of chain 172 mm (6.75 in) nominal
Length of ring 102mm (4 in) nominal
Weight 0.5kg (1.1 lb)