US Military Aviation
Flight equipments US Navy 80s-today



Miscelaneous images of fligt equipment used by US Navy and USMC from early 80s through today.


US Navy pilot flight equipment used during the 80s.
(Chamelon Flightgear on the web)

US Navy pilot equipment used during the 2000

US Navy pilot equipment used during the early 90s

US Navy anti-g garment CSU-15/P

US Navy fire -resistant CWU-27/P Flight suit

US Navy torso harness MA-2.

US Navy survival vest SV-2

US Navy life preserver LPU-23/P. Used in aircraft equipped with ejection seat.

US Navy mask and oxygen regulator bags

US Navy leg restraint garters used on GRU-7A ejection seat

Fire-resistant flight gloves GS/FRB-2

Skull cap

flight boots. (flighthelmet.com)

US Navy flight bag

US Navy Nomex flight jacket CWU-45/P

US Navy SV-2 survival vest components.

US Navy anti exposure flight suit CWU-62

low profile flotation collar LPU-36/P. Used in aircraft equipped with ejection seat.

low profile flotation collar LPU-33/P. Used in aircraft equipped with ejection seat.

Inflatted LPU-33/P

US Navy MBU-16/P oxygen mask with CRU-88/P pressure regulator.

US Navy F/A-18 pilot in late 90s with PCU-33/P torso harness, CMU-33 survival vest, LPU-33/P life preserver, MBU-14/P oxygen mask and HGU-68/P flight helmet. (US Navy)

US Navy Hawkeye pilot with CMU-33 survival vest, LPU-34/P live preserver and HGU-74/P helmet. (US NAVY)

US Navy F-14 pilot with during late 90s with PCU-33/P torso harness, CMU-33 survival vest, LPU-33/P life preserver, MBU-14/P oxygen mask and HGU-68/P flight helmet. (US Navy)

Tan color flight suit CWU-27/P.

US Navy NFO from VF-114 Aardvarks during the middle of 80s.

US Navy F/A-18F pilot of VFA-41 with JHMCS helmet during early 2000. (US Navy)

US Navy F/A-18 pilots during late 90s. (US Navy)

US Navy F/A-18E pilot of VFA-14 with JHMCS helmet during early 2000.(www.steehouwer.com)

US Navy SV-2 vest with CRU-88/P oxygen pressure regulator.

US Navy VFA-102 gear set.

US Navy F-14 pilots of VF-143. (US Navy)

USMC modified MA-2 torso harness with LPU-23/P life preserver.

US Navy SV-2B vest with CRU-88/P oxygen pressure regulator. (Davey)

US Navy CRU-82/P oxygen pressure regulator.

USN CRU-103/P oxygen pressure regulator. (Davey)

US Navy F/A-18 pilot of VFA-143 with CMU-33 vest and LPU-36/P life preserver. (US Navy)

US Navy F-14 pilots of VF-101 with CMU-33 vest and LPU-36/P life preserver.(US Navy)

US Navy Prowler crew of VAQ-137 with modified MA-2 torso harness and LPU-36/P life preserver.(US Navy)

USMC AH-1Z Supercobra pilots equipped with the Thales "Top Owl" helmet-mounted sight display system. The "Top Owl" has a 24 hour day/noght capability and a binocular display with a 40 field of view. Its visor projection provides forward looking infrared (FLIR) or video imagery. However, the USMC has decided to augment it with existing night vision devices. (US Navy)

F-14 pilots of VF-143 (US Navy)

F/A-18F pilot from VF-103 Jolly Rogers. (US Navy)

US Navy CMU-33 vest and LPU-36/P life preserver

US Navy MBU-14/P with USAF MBU-12/P microphone and external amplifier.

US Navy green MBU-14/P with pressure regulator CRU-79/P used during the early 80s

US Navy MBU-5/P pressure regulator CRU-79/P used during the early 80s. (Hans)

Unusual black MBU-20A/P with new US Navy microphone and combat edge hose.

US Navy MBU-23/P oxygen mask with pressure regulator CRU-103/P. (Surplusagent)

US Navy MS22001 oxygen mask with mini pressure regulator used during the early 80s.(Surplusagent)

Very rare US Navy Model Sierra 756 oxygen mask with pressure regulator used during the late 70s early 80s. (Surplusagent)

US Navy MS22001 oxygen mask with rare Firewell Co. mini pressure regulator used during the early 80s.(Surplusagent)

Very rare US Navy Model Sierra 756 oxygen mask with pressure regulator and REDAR hose used during the late 70s early 80s. (Surplusagent)

US Navy MBU-24/P used on Combat Edge Helmets ATLSS, HGU-87/P and HGU-89/P.(Surplusagent)

US Navy CSU-21/P anti g vest

Female F/A-18F pilot with JHMCS flight helmet.(US Navy)

SV-2B vest pocket for CRU-103/P oxygen pressure regulator.

US Navy anti g pants CSU-20/P.

Lt. Cmdr Joseph Furco of VFA-105 Gunslingers conducts a pre-flight inspection on a F/A-18E Super Hornet. (US Navy)

During the 80s the Beretta M9 replaced the S&W 38 revolver (information by Justin Brooks)

US Navy holster with MOLLE straps as used on CMU 33 survival Vest and Glock 17. Some aviators both USN and USAF have carried Glock 17's and 19's of their own because it is lighter, simpler, smaller and same capacity of the standard M9. Even the full size G17 is still a bit smaller than the M9. (Information by Justin Brooks)

MBU-12/P with M32015/41 internal microphone and ridged bayonet face guard. This mask was probably used on V-22 Osprey.

Marine Corps Maj. Richard Rusnok with the new flight equipment and HMDS flight helmet used on F-35B.

Early type of MBU-12/P used on US Navy aircraft with microphone amplificator.

Another MBU-12/P used on US Navy aircraft with external microphone amplificator and REDAR hose