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Suit, Flying, Type K-2B, United States Air Force
This object is on display in the Cold War Aviation at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
This type of international orange flight suit was worn by pilots and flight crew of the 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, which flew Sr-71 Blackbirds from Beale Air Force Base, California.
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Cold War Aviation
United States Air Force Type K-2B flight suit; one piece international orange cotton coveralls; zipper down front; 2 upper zipper pockets on breast; one zipper pencil pocket on left arm; attached velco belt at waist; velcro tabs on each cuff; zipper pocket on each thigh; survival knife snap pocket on left thigh; zipper closure on each ankle; Strategic Air Command embroidered insignia (armored fist holding an olive branch and three lightning flashes depicted on a light blue background with clouds, yellow border with yellow letter text "STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND") on right breast; U. S. Air Force Senior Pilot badge (white embroidered wings with center shield, five point star surmounts center shield, white letter text "TOM ALISON" on blue cotton background) on left breast; 1st Strategic Reconaissance Squadron embroidered insignia (male figure holding a spear depicted on black background with yellow sunrise depicted in center of insignia, yellow band surrounds center with 13 black crosses and black letter text "1st STRAT RECON SQ") attached by velcro on left shoulder; SR-71 embroidered insignia (front view of a black Lockheed SR-71 depicted in black on a blue and red shield, black letter text "SR-71", white letter text "HABU") attached by velcro on left shoulder; embroidered Lieutenant Colonel (white oak leaf on blue cotton background) sewn on each shoulder.
Donated by Charles Wiethoff, Jr.
Country of Origin
United States of America
National Air and Space Museum
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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing
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