This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
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.
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- Outer Shell: Perlon synthetic
- Insulation: Asbestos fibers