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Okay.....a few years ago I picked up a Marine flight helmet and the integrated torso harness named to a Marine A-4 Skyhawk pilot. I was looking over the torso harness the other day since I had not had it out in a long time and remembered/saw that it was rigger modified by the addition of a sdu-5 strobe light pouch and radio/shroud cutter pouch on one side and another pouch on the other side with a survival mirror wiht a bit of room for a few other items. So the question is....the sv survival vest would not have been worn, correct? If worn it would seem to be very hard to access the oher pouches as needed?

 

edited....disregard, found my anwser

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The SV-2 series vest would not have been worn over the torso parachute harness with modified/added pouches. MA-2 is the original designation of the harness. PCU-33/P would be a later designation. A PCU-33/P with added pouches would be given another PCU-??/P designation. I will have to go through some info to get the exact designation. I believe the standardized added pockets were modified to some of the harnesses beginning in the mid 1970s?

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The SV-2 series vest would not have been worn over the torso parachute harness with modified/added pouches. MA-2 is the original designation of the harness. PCU-33/P would be a later designation. A PCU-33/P with added pouches would be given another PCU-??/P designation. I will have to go through some info to get the exact designation. I believe the standardized added pockets were modified to some of the harnesses beginning in the mid 1970s?

 

 

Thanks, that confirms what I found. So anything else carried would have to be carried some other way.

This one was being worn until late 80s at least from what I know about the pilot. The label is so faded it's hard to tell but I think it was made in the 70s.

RIP Molly...Oct. 2000 - July 2013 For 13 years you have been my best friend and companion, giving love and asking only for love in return. May you rest now, free from your pain. I will miss you girl, and will keep you in my heart forever....the sweetest dog and best friend ever! I'll see you again one day.


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Appreciate the confirmation and info guys. This might make a good next project for another aviator display along side the Prowler ECMO I just finished.

RIP Molly...Oct. 2000 - July 2013 For 13 years you have been my best friend and companion, giving love and asking only for love in return. May you rest now, free from your pain. I will miss you girl, and will keep you in my heart forever....the sweetest dog and best friend ever! I'll see you again one day.


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