Life Vest, Type 10.30, Luftwaffe

Life Vest, Type 10.30, Luftwaffe

     

The Type 10.30 was an early to mid-war Luftwaffe life vest. The vest was worn deflated during flight. The around the neck configuration ensured that the wearer remained face up in the water. Unfortunately, this vest did not automatically inflate when it came in contact with the water rendering the vest of no value for the unconscious pilot.

Physical Description:
Luftwaffe Type (Berat Nr.) 10.30 B-2 Life Vest; cotton canvas duck cloth cover rubber front inflation bladders with inflatable neck ring, cotton back panel; 2 cotton web front straps with "D" rings; lower CO2 inflation canister lower left waste; black rubber inflation hose upper front left bladder; with green trim and straps, manual inflation rubber hose; black manufacture stamp on inside back panel (see marks for full text).

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Karl Heisler

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Overall: Canvas outer shell with Rubber bladders
Dimensions
3-D: 54.6 x 7.6 x 53.3cm (21 1/2 x 3 x 21 in.)

The Type 10.30 was an early to mid-war Luftwaffe life vest. The vest was worn deflated during flight. The around the neck configuration ensured that the wearer remained face up in the water. Unfortunately, this vest did not automatically inflate when it came in contact with the water rendering the vest of no value for the unconscious pilot.

Physical Description:
Luftwaffe Type (Berat Nr.) 10.30 B-2 Life Vest; cotton canvas duck cloth cover rubber front inflation bladders with inflatable neck ring, cotton back panel; 2 cotton web front straps with "D" rings; lower CO2 inflation canister lower left waste; black rubber inflation hose upper front left bladder; with green trim and straps, manual inflation rubber hose; black manufacture stamp on inside back panel (see marks for full text).

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Karl Heisler

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Overall: Canvas outer shell with Rubber bladders
Dimensions
3-D: 54.6 x 7.6 x 53.3cm (21 1/2 x 3 x 21 in.)

ID: A19760028000