Pressure Suit


Display Status:

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

Inventory Number


Physical Description

1945, either L-12 or immediat forerunner, OB-green nylon flight suit style with two upper patch pockets, full length zipper down front, inflatable bladders on each thigh and calf, and on both sides of abdomen, all attached to suit by interlacing tape and connected by cloth covered rubber hoses. Laces along each leg and side of body. Differs from L-12 only in that it lacks outer covering over pneumatic lever system. Nylon has slight red tinge.

Credit Line

Donated by the Lamport Foundation

Country of Origin

United States of America


nylon, cotton, nylon lacing, pvc tubing, aluminium zipper


Approximate: 22.86 x 154.94 x 52.07cm (9in. x 5ft 1in. x 1ft 8 1/2in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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