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Unknown USN Liner, Flight Jacket/Suit?


Sully

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I picked this up at a yard sale over the summer and haven't been able to find out exactly what it is. The only thing I've been told is that it could be a flight jacket or flight suit liner.

 

It is made of nylon with snaps going around the collar and chest.

 

Navy Department Contract NO: N 140-62236s-38763B

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Salvage Sailor

Not a flight jacket, we used these for watchstanders in the Arctic and Antarctic (polar seas, Bearing, North Sea, etc)

 

That's the snap-in liner for the USN Jacket, Insulated, Extreme Cold Weather (A-1) (w/removable liner).

I still have mine in my seabag which I just pulled out. Your tag looks a little funky to me (i.e. repro) but perhaps it's older than mine.

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Salvage Sailor

Aloha Sully,

 

I pulled out my A-1 which has been in my seabag since 1980

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Salvage Sailor

This shot is with the flash which shows it's true dark green color

 

Inside liner label and jacket label - I believe yours is older, Dewline period or Antarctic ops in the 1950's

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Not a repro.

 

Is there any real flotation protection with the liners?

 

I think in one I had years ago it mentioned flotation capability.

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Salvage Sailor. Thank you for the help on this one. Seeing that you live in Hawaii I can understand you having no need of your jacket for 35 years.

 

I found the liner in the upper level of a barn sale over the summer along with a few other military items dating from WW2 to the 1950's.

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