SURVIVAL VESTS
USAF SURVIVAL VEST

Aircrew Vest had been developed purposefully for the USAF Aircrew members. It is a multi-pocket  load-bearing, utility vest of modular attachment system that allows easy reconfiguration for different missions and situations. The Aircrew Vest comes standard with:

 

    1 Military Base with Harness Capability

    1 Large Back Panel Utility PocketPRC-112D PLB

    1 (8.5" x 4") Utility Pocket with Knife Sheath

    2 (4.5" x 8") Utility Pockets

    1 9mm Holster  Colt type pesonal weapon

    2 (7" x 4") Utility Pockets  for SRU-31/P Kit

    2 (4.5" x 4") Utility Pockets

 

The vest base is made of high strength Raschel® knit mesh that is hardwearing and fire retardant . The vest is constructed with two permanent on-seam hand pockets with tabbed snap closures, and two zippered inside low profile pockets.

 

Each pocket is constructed of high-strength, fire retardant polyester. The gear pockets include sewn-in-place lanyard attachment loops, have zipper and snap closures, and have affixed one or more male  attachments. These attachments allow for the removal/attachment of all pockets on the vest. The vests come with eight removable pockets, a holster and other apparatus carriers.



The vests come in two sizes, Small/Regular and Regular/Large and are adjustable at the shoulders and waist. These vests combine with Rescue, Restraint, and Torso Harness and personal flotation devices such asLPU-9/P , LPU-37 andLPU-38/P collars .



Seen here B-1B pilots at Lakeland AFB wearing Aircrew Vest with integrated LPU-37 Floation Collar , curtesy USAF .

CMU-33/P


The Type CMU-33A/P22P-18 AirSave Survival Vest is standard issue for U.S. Navy and Marine helicopter non-ejector aircraft aicrews.

United States Marine Corps (USMC) Type CMU-33/P22P-18 Survival Vest; green nylon mesh with green nylon horizontal reinforcing tapes; zipper down front; integrated green nylon extraction straps; olive brown flashlight with brown elastic nylon straps attached to left breast.

The vest is designed to carry also PRC-112  or PRC-90-2 or SARBE-7 PLB's ,Survival Equipment , Flaresand Strobe Light .


One upper right olive brown nylon pouch with snap closure flap for signal flares (all pyrotechnics removed); three lower right olive brown nylon pouches with snap flap closures (pouch 1 contains a compass with a nylon wrist band attached with white lanyard;

pouch 2 contains a sea dye marker in yellow rubberized pack on a white nylon lanyard, one black plastic signal whistle, and one signal mirror; pouch 3 contains a clear nylon water bottle and emergency instruction in plastic cover both attached with white nylon lanyard); white nylon manufacturer's tag on right inside of vest.




                   FEATURES

• Integrated extraction/insertion harness
• Interior stowage pockets for first aid platform and
signal platform
• Lightweight and cool compared to other vests
• Modular pockets designed for mission flexibility
• Nomex and fire retardant materials used
throughout

            Army Aviation AAWS

The AAWS is an  aircrew garment
ensemble that provides aircrew  life
support capabilities through its missions

The AAWS is combat-proven and is designed 
  to reduce the weight and bulk of the system of
   with the goal of improving personnel safety
  and protection during mission performance.

The AAWS is comprised of the following
assemblies:
•Survival Gear Pocketry
• Low-Profile Flotation Collar  LPU-37/P
•Over Water Gear Carrier
•Personal Restraint  System
• Crew Specific Part
• Aircrew Survival and Egress Knife MC-1
• Universal Holster System


SRU-21/P  Survival Vest Nomex III ,Sage Green


Aviation Survival Vest, SRU-21/P

The SRU-21/P Survival Vest is a lightweight vest for stowage of survival equipment for aircrewmen. Made of a sturdy nylon mesh netting, the vest consists of twelve nylon pockets, ten on the outside and two on the inside. There is an optional leather pistol holder which may be attached to the left side of the vest. Weapon must be specified when ordering the optional holder. A separating type slide fastener, located in the front, closes the vest. It comes on following options :

  • Nomex     with or without standard US MIL survival equipment
  • Nylon        with or without standard US MIL survival equipment



The vest is designed to carry also PRC-112  or PRC-90-2 or SARBE-7 PLB's ,Survival Equipment , Flares and Strobe Light .


The lacing found on the back of the vest allows for size adjustment.  The SRU-21/P is available:


                                            Medium, (NSN 8415-00-933-6231    
                                                                  Large,    (NSN 8415-00-933-6232)



The SRU-21/P Survival Vest is a lightweight vest for stowage of survival equipment for aircrewmen. Made of a sturdy nylon mesh netting, the vest consists of twelve nylon pockets, ten on the outside and two on the inside.

                                        Description

The Aeromiltec SRU-21/P US Armed Forces Aircrew Survival Vest is a lightweight vest for stowage of survival equipment for aircrewmen.   Made of a Aramid Nomex III or nylon mesh netting, the vest consists of twelve nylon pockets, ten on the outside and two on the inside and a personal weapon holster .

The leather perspnal weaon holder and survival knife are attached to the left side of the vest. Weapon must be specified when  ordering the optional holster. A separating type slide fastener, located in the front, closes the vest.


                                                          Features

    * Fully adjustable straps and quick release buckle system
    * Four vertical and one horizontal mag pouch
    * Two vertical side utility pouches
    * Four vertical pistol mag/flashlight pouches
    * Horizontal dual pistol magazine pouch
    * Two internal mesh map pockets
    * Adjustable, padded shoulder straps
    * Snap & velcro belt loops for pistol belt attachment
    * Reinforced rescue drag handle
    * Adjustable side straps and shoulder straps allow for a custom fit"


                                Standard US Mil Survival Accessories



  * PRC-90-2  or PRC-112D  PLB (optional )
    * MK-79 Presonal Flares Kit
    * SRU-31/P Mandatory Geeneral & Medical Survival Kit
    * Survival Knife
    * Hook bladded knife
    * Water Bag 5 Qrt
    * Signal Mirror
    * Lenstatic Compass
    * Food Rations ( sea or land )
    * MS-2000 M Water activated strobe light &  Flash Light





Royal Thai Air Force F-5 pilots along with their Israeli Air Force IR seen wearing the conventional SRU-21/P. Courtesy RTAF HDQ
US Navy Aircrew Type SV-2B Survival Vest
         US Navy Aircrew Type SV-2B Survival Vest

Manufactured in sage green nylon or Nomex vest with left and right zipper pockets (Left pocket contains: 1 brass pen flash light; 1 plastic water bottle; 1 Type SDU-5/E Distress Light Marker in red plastic case; 4 inert pen flares; Right Pocket contains: 1 olive drab whistle, 1 signal mirror); emergency signal radio pocket on left side; one zipper holster pocket on right side (contains: 1 toy .38 Cal. snub nose pistol, 5 inert signal flare, 1 pen type flare gun, 1 hunting knife in leather sheath); manufacturer's stencil on inside.

The vest is designed to carry also PRC-112  or PRC-90-2 or SARBE-7 PLB's ,Survival Equipment , Flaresand Strobe Light .



The Vest can be integrated with floatation collars LPU-23D/P which then is designated as LPU-38/P by USN and USMC or with LPU-37/P collar and along
with MA-2 or PCU types Torso harnesses .

Integrated SV-2B on MA-2 Torso Harness
                     Aircrew Integrated Survival Vest

The Aircrew Integrated Survival Vest is designed for pilot
operations over land and water. It provides safety easy rescue
and improved flexibitly for the wearer during its task performance.


The vest is designed to carry also PRC-112  or PRC-90-2 or SARBE-7 PLB's ,Survival Equipment , Flaresand Strobe Light .


The vest is available on universal size ,can be adjusted
through straps is designed with equipment pocketry and
it can be wornalong with CWU-72/P Anti Exposure Suit.

The vest has a built in harness system for insertion/extraction
purposes and a tether point for safety and rescue missions and
 it can be attached to a floatation collar LPU-37/P or LPU-9/P.