MARCH 2011 - Another USAF article to examine 1950s flightgear use and details.
USAF pilot undergoing training on F-86 D Sabre Dog in 1956.
A close up view of a pilot wearing a P-3 flight helmet and MS22001 oxygen mask. Note the backpack parachute harness shoulder release fitting is unlocked.
Here we see 2 pilots with P-3 flight helmets with visor and MS-22001 oxygen masks, B-5 LPU, backpack parachute harnesses and K-2B flight suit waiting for training.
F-86 pilot wearing a K-2B flight suit, flight cap, B-3 flight gloves, and backpack parachute harness while setting up his F-86 Sabre Dog for flight. His flight helmet is in the bag on the wing.
F-86 Sabre jet pilot in Morocco wearing P-3 helmet with visor on canopy sill, K-1 flight suit, backpack parachute harness, flight boots and G-3A g suit.
A P-1A flight helmet with a M22001 oxygen mask connected is worn by the pilot in this photo.Also worn is a backpack parachute harness.
Some views of F-80C Shooting Stars pilots preparing for a flight in 1950.
Note the B-10 Parachute from WW2 era and K-1 cotton flight suit. His P-1A flight helmet is in the flight bag
at his feet.
Note B-1 parachute and P-1A flight helmet on wing. Pilot wears a possibly a K-1 flight suit and flight cap.