Original Nomex flight shirt and trousers, a collectable relic from the Vietnam War, and a very difficult to find item. This is not to be confused with the common K2-B one-piece flight suit which this suit replaced.This two-piece suit can be seen worn by the pilots in the movie "Apocalypse Now".
Development of the olive green shade 106, two-piece, hot-weather, fire-retardant flight shirt and trousers began in 1967. It began arriving in Vietnam in late 1968, but did not reach in any numbers until 1969. Even then the suits were in short supply and aviators had to turn in their suits when departing Vietnam.The hip length shirt can be tucked in the trousers for flame protection, but was typically left hanging free for improved ventilation. On the ground the sleeves were usually rolled up above the elbows. When flying they were rolled down. The trousers where designed to be worn with high combat boots.These suits are becoming harder to find in this size and condition.
|Jackets & Shirts|
|Armpit to armpit||24"|
|Collar to hem||30.5"|
|Collar to Cuff||30"|
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