USAAF survival life raft oar

USAAF survival life raft oar

Code: S-NIV

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Drawing No. 44G18937.  Single two-part oar for the Types A-3A and E-2A life rafts.  Each section is approximately 66.5cm/26" in length to make a 122cm/4' oar.  Manufactured with cork-filled tubular aluminium with sheet aluminium 'blade'.  Finished in blue paint with reflective 'Scotchlite' applied to the blade for night rescue.  Fitted with a clamp to prevent loss when used with oarlocks.  Some paint loss, chipping and wear but in quite good overall condition.  Two sections of oar could also be used to erect a radar reflector.  Stock code S-NIV.