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Indian Orange Summer Flying Coveralls

  • Specification
  • MIL-C-5390
Both Army and Marine Corps helicopter pilots wore the orange summer coveralls early in the Vietnam War. Identical to the cotton twill khaki flight suits, they were fire retardant but lost their protective properties after approximately 14 washes and thereafter had to be treated with a Borax solution.

This particular orange flight suit was worn in Vietnam by an Army Medevac pilot.

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