Item 2015.52 - RAF MK31 Life Preserver Jacket

British RAF Royal Navy Aircrew Life Preserver Waistcoat British RAF Royal Navy Aircrew Life Preserver Waistcoat

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2015.52

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RAF MK31 Life Preserver Jacket

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  • 1998 (Creation)

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(1546-)

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(1918-)

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Country of Design: United Kingdom

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Cotton and Polyester

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Invisible Men exhibition label:

RAF MK31 LIFE PRESERVER JACKET
Beaufort
1998

Designed to be worn by Royal Air Force aircrew, the MK31 life preserver is constructed from flame-retardant material and has multiple pockets to hold survival equipment. It features a large collar that is inflated using a Co2 cylinder if the crew have to ditch into the sea.

Cotton and Polyester
Archive no. 2015.52

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U.V.GB6 - 2015

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