US Military Aviation
Flight Equipments US NAVY 60s-70s



Miscelaneous images of flight equipments used by US NAVY and USMC from early 60s through the late 70s.


US NAVY orange flight suit

US NAVY Phantom pilot and NFO of VF-84 in 1965. (US Navy)

US Navy early 60s MK-2 life vest.

US Navy Lt. Richard F. Gordon, who later became a Gemini and Apollo astronaut, and his RIO Lt.JG. Bobbie R. Young wearing MK-IV high altitude suit and MK-4 life vest. They received the Bendix Trophy after completing a round-setting speed run between L.A. and New York in 2 hours and 47 minutes with a F4H Phantom. (US Navy)

US Navy pilots of VAH-3 with MA-2 early issue torso harness and MK-3C life preserver. (US Navy)

US Navy test pilots of F4H Phantom during the early 60s with MK IV full pressure suit. (US Navy)

US Navy pilots of Crusader during the early 60s. (US Navy)

US MARINES F-4 Phantom pilots of VMFA-531 during the early 60s with MK-4 life preserver. (USMC)

US Navy Crusader pilot of VF-84 in early 60s. (US Navy)

US Navy Phantom pilot and NFO of VF-114. (US Navy)

US Navy tiger strips flight suit of middle-late 60s.

US Navy helicopter pilot wearing tiger strips flight suit and MK-2 life vest. (US Navy)

US Navy Skywarrior crew of VAP-62 wearing MA-2 early issue torso harness, MK-3C life preserver and SV-1 survival kit vest.
(US Navy)

US Navy Skywarrior crew during late 60s (US Navy)

US Navy Crusader pilot CDR Dick Bellinger with leopard spot pattern camouflage garment in 1966. (US Navy)

US Navy MA-2 torso harness used during the 60's.

US Navy nuclear mission white MA-2 torso harness

US Navy nuclear mission white anti-G pants.

US Navy nuclear mission white flight suit.

Late 70s US Navy variant of MBU-5/P oxygen mask (Bluelight)

US Navy pilots wearing anti exposure flight suit in 1969. (US Navy)

US Navy Crew of VFP-62 during the late 50s early 60s. (US Navy)

1967 US Navy variant of MBU-5/P oxygen mask with pressure regulator used on F-4 Phantom.

1967 US Navy variant of MBU-5/P oxygen mask with butterfly clips used to secure the mask on APH-6 helmet.

1968 US Navy MA-2 harness, modified SV-1 vest and MK-3C life preserver.

1968 US Navy flight suit CS/FRP-1.

1968 US Navy Anti-G pants type Z 3

US Navy MS22001 oxygen mask with pressure regulator used during the 70s.

US Navy MS22001 with mini pressure regulator and "Christmas tree" bayonet used during the late 50s and early 60s on APH-5 helmet.

US Navy MS22001 with pressure regulator and early type of REDAR HOSE used during the late 50s and early 60s.

Back side of US Navy MK-2 life vest dated 1960 (Maurizio Bressan).

US Navy MK-4 life vest with harness. This configuration was used during the early-middle of the 60s.

Leg restraint garters used on the MK-H5 or MK-H7 ejection seat during the 60s and 70s.

Another type of Leg restraint garters used on the MK-5 or MK-7 ejection seat during the 60s and 70s.

Early yellow MK-4 life vest use during the early-middle of the 60s.

US Navy low profile oxygen mask to be used exclusively with the flight helmet HGU-35/P

MK-3C life vest use during the 60s. (Maurizio Bressan)

US Navy MS 22001 oxygen mask with mini pressure regulator. (Maurizio Bressan)

The S&W Victory Mod. in .38 Spl was used by US Navy air crew from WW2, Korea, Vietnam into the 1980's until replaced by Beretta M9. (Information by Justin Brooks)

US Navy SV-1 internal holster used for S&W Victory Mod. in .38 revolver (Information by Justin Brooks)

middle of 60s A-13A oxygen mask with pressure regulator and interface block used on F-4 Phantom.

US Navy disteress marker light used during the 60s.

middle of 60s A-13A oxygen mask with Connector for early A-6 Intruder Aircraft.

Detail of the MS27796 connector installed on A-13A oxygen mask used on the early version of the A-6 Intruder during the 60s.

Very beautiful US Navy G-1 leather jacket. (Michel Sol)

Other specimen of US Navy G-1 jacket. Note the USN stamp behind the collar. (Michel Sol)

US Navy A-5A Vigilante pilots of VHA-7 "Pacemakers" during the 1963 on board of USS Enterprise. They are wearing orange flight suit, MA-1 torso harness, MK-4 life vest and APH-5 flight helmet (US Navy)

US Navy Skyraider pilot of the early 60s wearing orange flight suit, G-1 jacket, Anti G pants, MK-4 life vest and APH-5 flight helmet.

US Navy F-4 Phantom II pilots of VF-121 during the 1962.(US Navy)

US Navy flight equipment used on F-4 Phantom II of VF-32 during the 1966. (Croc)

US Navy experimental flight suit with integrated flotation.

This experimental flight suit with integrated flotation was tested during the middle of the 60s .

Detail of the US Navy experimental flight suit with integrated flotation dated 1965.

US Navy experimental flight suit with integrated flotation in white "Nuclear Mission" variant. This suit was designed to be used over the pilot harness.

US Navy Pilot equipment of the early 60s used on F-8 Crusared and A-4 Skyhawk.

US Navy Skyraider pilot equipment of the early of the 60s. (Chris John Cso)

US Navy F-8 Crusader pilot equipment of the late of the 60s. (Chris John Cso)

US Navy pilot equipment of the late of the 60s and early of the 70s used on F-4 Phantom, A6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair. (Chris John Cso)