This is an original Korean War USN USMC Fighter pilot's type Mark 2 Life Preserver Mae West. This preserver would have been worn by F4U Corsair & F9 Panther pilot's. This life preserver is dated 1948 and is made by Switlik. The Vest comes with a metal USN marked flashlight, 2 Mark 13 day/night signaling devices, and 2 dye marker packets.
The CO2 inflation assemblies are in excellent condition with unused filler cylinders. The Mark 2 life preserver came out in 1946 and has been in use up into the 1980's. The item "Korean War USN USMC Pilot's Mark 2 Mae West Life Preserver & Survival Gear, 1948" is in sale since Wednesday, April 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items".The seller is "dauntlessaviation" and is located in Apache Junction, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.