Life Preserver, Type LPU-2/P, United States Air Force

Life Preserver, Type LPU-2/P, United States Air Force

     

The Type LPU-2/P life preserver was developed in the early 1960s. The floatation bladders were inflated with CO2 activated by the wearer from a pull tab lanyard. There is also an extended rubber hose to manually inflate the vest.

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Robins Air Force Base

Physical Description:
United States Air Force Type LPU-1/P Life Preserver; two front yellow neoprene coated floatation bladders with crossed back and waist yellow nylon straps; accessories (light, dye marker, shark repellant, and whistle) stored in yellow nylon bag; CO2 canisters with pull tab lanyard to inflate bladders; the life preserver is stored in yellow neoprene covered nylon bag with illustrated instructions.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Switlik Parachute Company, Inc.

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Overall: Neoprene Covered Nylon, metal, plastic, rubber, canvas
Dimensions
3-D: 50.8 x 17.8 x 10.2cm (20 x 7 x 4 in.)

The Type LPU-2/P life preserver was developed in the early 1960s. The floatation bladders were inflated with CO2 activated by the wearer from a pull tab lanyard. There is also an extended rubber hose to manually inflate the vest.

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Robins Air Force Base

Physical Description:
United States Air Force Type LPU-1/P Life Preserver; two front yellow neoprene coated floatation bladders with crossed back and waist yellow nylon straps; accessories (light, dye marker, shark repellant, and whistle) stored in yellow nylon bag; CO2 canisters with pull tab lanyard to inflate bladders; the life preserver is stored in yellow neoprene covered nylon bag with illustrated instructions.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Switlik Parachute Company, Inc.

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Overall: Neoprene Covered Nylon, metal, plastic, rubber, canvas
Dimensions
3-D: 50.8 x 17.8 x 10.2cm (20 x 7 x 4 in.)

ID: A19780413000