Jacket, Flying, Flame Retardant, Luftwaffe

Jacket, Flying, Flame Retardant, Luftwaffe

     

This quilted pink flying suit was used by German Luftwaffe Me-163 pilots to protect them from the aircraft's volatile fuel mixture of T-Stoff (Hydrogen Peroxide with 20% oxyquinoline) and C-Stoff (hydrazine hydrate in methanol). This suit was captured by the United States Quarter Master Corps following World War II.

Donated by Lester W. B. Powell

Physical Description:
Luftwaffe protective flying suit; pink quilted asbestos fabric flame retardant flying jacket; embroidered Luftwaffe eagle insignia on right breast; draw straps on each cuff and collar.

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Outer Shell: Perlon synthetic
Insulation: Asbestos fibers
Dimensions
Clothing: 74.3 x 78.7 x 6.4cm (29 1/4 x 31 x 2 1/2 in.)

This quilted pink flying suit was used by German Luftwaffe Me-163 pilots to protect them from the aircraft's volatile fuel mixture of T-Stoff (Hydrogen Peroxide with 20% oxyquinoline) and C-Stoff (hydrazine hydrate in methanol). This suit was captured by the United States Quarter Master Corps following World War II.

Donated by Lester W. B. Powell

Physical Description:
Luftwaffe protective flying suit; pink quilted asbestos fabric flame retardant flying jacket; embroidered Luftwaffe eagle insignia on right breast; draw straps on each cuff and collar.

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Outer Shell: Perlon synthetic
Insulation: Asbestos fibers
Dimensions
Clothing: 74.3 x 78.7 x 6.4cm (29 1/4 x 31 x 2 1/2 in.)

ID: A19480168000