Life Preserver type B-3 US Army Air Force Pilot WWII
B-3 Life Preserver aka Mae-West. Dated August 1942, made by AIR CRUISERS INC. Complete with all its straps, emergency inflation system, dye marker pouch, still sealed triggered inflation system with cartridges and revision tag. Standardized on January 1936, the B-3 vest will see service until the end of WWII. It will be superseded by the B-4 model, adopted on May 6, 1942. Outstanding condition.
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