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PostPosted: 14 Aug 2019, 12:33 
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As many of you know, I'm busy researching all flight gear used by SAAF, such as helmets, masks, flight suits, life preservers, survival vests, shoes, gloves, etc for a book on all flight gear used by SAAF aircrew since 1945.

I'm building a nice collection, but still have many (many) items on my wish list!

The thread on all my SAAF helmets is at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9773

If there's interest, I'll post some of my other collection here.

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Some of the life jackets in my collection:

Life Jacket Mk4A: Used from the mid 1950’s to the 1970's
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Beaufort Mk15: Used from the 1970s to 1990’s (helicopters and slow movers)
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Beaufort Mk17: Used in the 1980s to 1990’s (fighters)
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Secumar 150 SAF: 1994 - Current (fighters, helicopters and transport)
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(The Secumar 150 above is a Frankenstein of two really old and rotten examples, so has a few clips, zips, etc missing. Still looking for a complete example :wink: )

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Here are some anti-g garments from my collection:

Dunlop Suits Flying Anti-G Mk 4A (inlet LHS, 1964)
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Dunlop Suits Flying Anti-G Mk 5A (inlet RHS, 1962)
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ARZ EFA Type 10 M 2 full-body (inlet RHS, 1969)
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ARZ EFA Type 10 M 2 full-body (inlet LHS, 1969)
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EFA ARZ Type 817 M1 (1974)
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ARZ EFA Type 817-M2 (1976)
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Betihut (1978)
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Clansman Mk2A (1984)
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Clansman Anti-G garment Mk10L (1990)
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Texcraft Anti-G Garment Impala (1994 - 200s)
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Clansman Mk2A modified with white strap for use on PC-7 MkII (must still attach my spare MB clip to the strap)
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I know of at least five other g-suit types that I'm missing. :wink:

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