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  1. The regulator is actually still in use. I just pulled this figure from the current revision of NAVAIR 13-1-6.4-2.
  2. Can you post some close up shots of the wrist seals? Inside and outside, if possible. I placed many of these in service back in the day and I'm curious to see what's wrong with them.
  3. 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.
  4. Not sure if this is the proper place for this but, Has anyone checked out this guy's Youtube channel? Steve1989MREInfoHe gets MREs or various combat rations from all over the world and all eras and actually eats them. I've seen him try Civil War dated Hardtack, turn of the century tinned beef, all the way to the latest and greatest modern rations. And, he's only really gotten sick once. And that was from a modern ration that was still within it's servicable date. Some here may not like the fact that he opens and essentially destroys collectable items but, it's very cool to see h
  5. What an amazing story! Hollywood needs to make a movie about him.
  6. My Singer 31-15. Born on July 15, 1941.
  7. That container is for the SRU-31A/P. The 31A/P contains a smaller amount of gear than the 31/P and was stored in one package instead of being split between two. The container was not a procured item bu was fabricated by the PRs.
  8. Dogstar, Glad to help out. I don't own the life preserver. I work for NAVAIR at Pax River and this is hanging on the wall in one of our labs. I just took it down and snapped some pics. I don't really know much about it. I'll take a look around and see if we have one of the flight suits.
  9. Check out these Facebook groups. Lots of former and current Navy and USMC PRs. Someone may be willing to help for a fee. https://www.facebook.com/groups/84391232749/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/36104306309/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/315029328758/
  10. What he said. As a matter of fact, if you want to PM his contact info to me, I may know someone who would be interested in acquiring them.
  11. Homer J

    Leggings lacing

    Funny story about leggings. When I was going through recruit training at RTC Great Lakes in the winter of 1987, we were issued leggings and white duty belts about two weeks prior to graduation. We were instructed how to put them on and lace them with the laces on the outboard of each leg. Our company yeoman happened to get his backwards one day with the laces on the inside. During chow, he was walking to his table with a full tray of food and managed to catch the hooks on one leg in the laces on the other leg. He did a flying face-plant while sending his tray of food halfway across the chow ha
  12. CDR Magee (BusyBee604) was a very active member of the Airwarriors forum until he passed away in January 2016. Very interesting and colorful gent.
  13. I was there, but on the USS Saratoga. We "Did the Ditch" six times over a 7 1/2 month stretch.
  14. The shape reminds me a lot of a firefighters dress cover.
  15. Technically, they don't actually fly. They beat the air into submission.
  16. And, here is a table that shows what goes where. This is for the current generation of survival gear but it should give you some idea.
  17. You have a rotary wing aircraft vest. The TACAIR vest has a metal zipper with only one slider. It also has slots in the upper chest area for the Koch fittings from the parachute harness to pass through. Here is a basic setup for your vest.
  18. Thanks, Doyler. That's pretty much what I was thinking. They have two different soles but I'm not sure which one was replaced. The right foot (Avon) seems to have more wear on but the left (Biltrite) looks very original too. There is a name inside the right boot. Bob Miller. Pretty generic and not easy to dredge up any information.
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