Survival Vest, Type SV-2B, Parachute Cord Cutter,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


  • Blade: Steel
  • Handle: Plastic
  • Cord: Nylon


3-D: 14.9 x 1.9 x 1.3cm (5 7/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United States Navy Type SV-2B Survival Vest; sage green nylon vest with left and right zipper pockets (Left pocket contains: 1 brass pen flash light; 1 plastic water bottle; 1 Type SDU-5/E Distress Light Marker in red plastic case; 4 inert pen flares; Right Pocket contains: 1 olive drab whistle, 1 signal mirror); emergency signal radio pocket on left side; one zipper holster pocket on right side (contains: 1 toy .38 Cal. snub nose pistol, 5 inert signal flare, 1 pen type flare gun, 1 hunting knife in leather sheath); manufacturer's stencil on inside.



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