With the SpaceX Pad Abort on peoples minds, I was wondering. How does it compare to other abort systems in terms of G load on the passengers.
SpaceX reports that their abort G load is around 4G's. That is uncomfortable, but not intolerable, and only for about 5 seconds at most. (Though the twisting and turning seen in the Pad Abort after the trunk separates and chutes deploy is probably a great carnival ride, but not a good feeling if your rocket is exploding underneath you).
The Soyuz 10 Abort is reported as being in the 14-17G range. Again, short duration, but that has to hurt.
What did Apollo, Gemini, Mercury's abort load work out too?
What does the Boeing CST-100, and SNC Dream Chaser abort loads look like?
In comparison, how about a fighter jet ejection seat, since those are sadly significantly more common.
I think the answer leads to an interesting comparison on how the load of a pusher vs a tractor LES generates.