March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
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
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.