USAAF Bomber Life Raft Oars
Ref. 44G18937. Three-piece aluminium oars for use with multi-place pneumatic rafts type A-3A, A-3. E-2, E2A as used in various types of B-17 and B-24 bombers. Blue painted aluminium, approx. 71" in length and with one side of the blade having a 'reflectorized' coating for help during night rescue. Each section is partially filled with cork to increase bouyancy.
These are a bit grubby and with some paint chipping, flaking a minor alloy corrosion. Good used condition overall and a rare find. Sold as one pair (6 sections). Stock code M12443.