Life Preserver, Type LPA-2, United States Navy


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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

Transferred from the United States Naval Air Development Center


  • Overall: Nylon
  • Strapping: Nylon
  • Bladder: rubber
  • Velcro and snap hardware


3-D: 106.7 x 7.6 x 61cm (42 x 3 x 24 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United States Navy Type LPA-2 Life Preserver; yellow plastic inflatible plastic bladder at waist and neck attached together with an intigrated back strap; bladders mounted inside velcro flap covers; heavy gray nylon belt with black steel clips; velcro tabs on each side; yellow manufacturer's stencil on back strap.



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