USAAF B-4 AN6519-1 Life-Preserver
Vest, Pneumatic Life, Type B-4 / AN6519-1. By New York Rubber Corp. Date of manufacture, December 1944. The material is in excellent flexible condition with only light soiling and some pencil 'scrawl' on the front. The 'sides' still having chalk deposits from manufacture or last service (photo 10). Evidence of a dye marker pack remains. The vest retains the securing straps, all of which are in excellent condition. Also has both CO2 bottle holders complete with screw-on covers and pull-strings. The inflation tubes/valves are present and in good flexible condition. Has various AAF stamps/inspection marks and later inspection dates. Procured for use by the AAF and USN. A lovely example. Stock code MW21032.