1960 US Navy Pilot Mark 2 MK-II Life Preserver
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1960 US Navy Pilot Mark 2 MK-II Life Preserver


1957 VA-822 Skyraider squadron issued US Navy / USMC pilots and aircrews Mark 2 life vest, made of coated yellow nylon cloth, 2nd pattern with the "Dye-Marker" and "Shark-Repellent" pockets, extra pockets for flares (all empty but inner sleeves are presesent). Made by SWITLIK. Dated 1960. Signal lamp and whistle are included. Rare item, especially in this kind of condition, perfect for an A-1 Skyraider pilot display. Used in the early years of Vietnam war before being replaced by the Mk-3C flotation belt.

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