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Hello and seeking help with Navy Mk IV full pressure suit and gear...

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    August, 2017
Hello and seeking help with Navy Mk IV full pressure suit and gear...
Posted by Dogstar on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:34 PM

Hi...I'm an avid model nut and want to fabricate an authentic representation of the pre-cursor to the Mercury Space Suit and helmet...the Navy Mk IV type 3 full pressure suit and attendant gear (life vest, harness, etc) that Navy pilots wore during that era, which I believe was mid to late 50s and 60s......would love to get drawings or detailed photos etc...can any one offer some guidance as to which segment of the forums might be the most appropriate for me to ask in?



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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 01, 2017 10:33 PM

Howdy ! I'm sorry I can't help you with the pressure suit.... But theres bound to be sombody here who can.

Come on in and have fun !

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 01, 2017 10:52 PM

Have a look on this site.. they may have photos of what you're looking for.


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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:01 AM

Welcome to the Forums George! Glad to have you aboard!

Try the Space segment of the Forum. They might be able to help you. Also, Google "Navy Mk IV type 3 full pressure suit".  Found lots of pics there.

Hope that this helps.

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 04, 2017 12:02 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums and good luck to you in your search.



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