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#1 Geo3310

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:16 PM

Hope everybody is having a great day....I just picked this up at a base thrift store.  Looks like a current style flight suit, but the fabric looks significantly different.  I tried to research the contract number and couldn't find any info.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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#2 Geo3310

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:19 AM

off the cuff I would say this is not an issue item, no NSN, contract number is wrong, tag is wrong for an issue CWU-27/P.....having said that....

 

the 5% Kevlar is is kinda cool...maybe an example of a experimental suit ...


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:42 AM

I agree - private purchase.



#5 Geo3310

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:54 AM

I believe it may be experimental also....Just too close to the current style.  I'll try to get better pictures for comparison.   Thanks and have a great weekend.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

That contract number is actually a legit type of contract number, often used for special types of government contracts.

Wouldnt write this one off as private purchase so fast. It could very well have been from a small contract of flight suits used for testing/trials.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

Just for some additional info, here is another recent production service garment with a similar contract number, this time used on a set of Test Item Crye combat pants from 2009. This was a very small contract for about 3,000 sets of pants, which were tested to see how theyd work in the field.

http://www.usmilitar...n-combat-pants/

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:39 PM

More pics as promised....

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:48 AM

I just saw that you purchased this from the BASE thrift store...I shoulda read the OP closer...you might have an experimental suit/ test suit...

I have been to several base thrift shops...they generally have a good selection of flight jackets and suits



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

I agree...I love the Base Thrift store.  I also picked up a pair of Vietnam Bivouac Booties made by Converse the other day.  I would say that's a good week...




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