USAF PILOT GEAR IN 1950s

MARCH 2011 – Another USAF article to examine 1950s flightgear use and details.

USAF pilot undergoing training on F-86 D Sabre Dog in 1956.
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A close up view of a pilot wearing a P-3 flight helmet and MS22001 oxygen mask. Note the backpack parachute harness shoulder release fitting is unlocked.2c9f34d003095b9b_large

Here we see 2 pilots with P-3 flight helmets with visor and MS-22001 oxygen masks, B-5 LPU, backpack parachute harnesses and K-2B flight suit waiting for training.http://jetpilotoverseas.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/38466a450b7b471b_large.jpg?w=949

F-86 pilot wearing a K-2B flight suit, flight cap, B-3 flight gloves, and backpack parachute harness while setting up his F-86 Sabre Dog for flight. His flight helmet is in the bag on the wing.7038a4cee9008c07_large

c5271906c1e5d7e5_largeF-86 Sabre jet pilot in Morocco wearing P-3 helmet with visor on canopy sill, K-1 flight suit, backpack parachute harness, flight boots and G-3A g suit.http://jetpilotoverseas.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert-escalle-next-to-f-86f-sabre-at-sidi-slimane-ab-1000h.jpg

A P-1A flight helmet with a M22001 oxygen mask connected is worn by the pilot in this photo.Also worn is a backpack parachute harness.d5999e2c4c84ea63_large c21d0cccf6682443_large

Some views of F-80C Shooting Stars pilots preparing for a flight in 1950.
Note the B-10 Parachute from WW2 era and K-1 cotton flight suit. His P-1A flight helmet is in the flight bag
at his feet.476c13b98da04724_large

Note B-1 parachute and P-1A flight helmet on wing. Pilot wears a possibly a K-1 flight suit and flight cap.
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