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USAAF B-4 lifevest

USAAF B-4 lifevest

Code: MW22929

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Vest, Pneumatic Life, Type B-4.  By The New York  Rubber Corp.  Date of manufacture appears to be August 1943 and it is certainly a relatively early example with no 'top' strap or dye packs fitted. The material is in excellent flexible condition with good colour but is a little soiled.  The vest retains the securing straps, all of which are in very good condition.  It also has both CO2 bottle holders complete with screw-on covers and pull-strings. Both inflation tubes/valves are present and in excellent flexible condition. The vest has various AAF stamps/inspection marks and later inspection dates.  Procured specifically for use by the AAF whereas the later AN6519-1 was also used by the USN.  A  very good example. Stock code MW22929.