Jacket, Flying, Flame Retardant, Luftwaffe, Me 163

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Display Status:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Lester W. B. Powell

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.)

Country of Origin

Germany

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.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A19480168000