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.
Interesting CWU-27P flight suit....
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 ...
Edited by phantomfixer, 10 July 2019 - 04:20 AM.
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.
Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:38 PM
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.
Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:49 PM
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
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...
Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:06 AM
It is, indeed an experimental suit. The USAF and USN has had an ongoing project to identify new materials for use on flight suits. Several manufacturers submitted samples. Small quantities of each sample were produced and distributed to various squadrons for evaluation. The suit you have was well liked by the wearers. The only issue with it was the appearance.
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