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by Michael S. Breuninger

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ISBN:
0887407919
Author:
Michael S. Breuninger
Category:
Antiques & Collectibles
Language:
English
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (February 1, 1995)
Pages:
208 pages
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1501 kb
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1716 kb
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4.9
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A detailed study of United States Air Force, Army, Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrew survival equipment. Items covered are: survival vests, leggings, and chaps, life preservers, survival (ejection) seat and back pad kits, personal survival kits and first aid kits, etc. Tag and label information is provided for each item.
  • GEL
This is a wonderful book for the person interested in learning about the wide variety of implements employed by the US military's various branches to ensure the survival of their aircrews in hostile environments . . . especially useful if you're trying to refurbish an old survival vest to original specs (for display or whatever), or simply trying to figure out what the hell goes in all the pockets. The book is weak when it comes to the detailing of sidearms issued and/or used with the various kits and vests; but it's a book about survival equipment not military handguns, so this is a small issue. The book could also benefit from more detailed photographs of some of the kits and their contents, especially of items like the Army's Lightweight Individual Survival Kit (pp. 39-40) as well as the Airman's Individual Survival Kits and TAC Kits (pp. 135-141); as the existing pictures are just too small. Also, as with many books published nowadays, the lack of a skilled editor is obvious and aggravating to anyone with more than a passing familiarity with written English; but that failing is the publisher's, not the author's. All in all, this is a fine resource for one's military reference library.
  • Bralore
This is a nice collection of info on a subject that few research. Nice layout with many pics of rare equipment. Did need a chapter on all firearms. The knife chapter could have been expanded but missing knives were seen in the kit breakdowns. No color pics,but the b&w pics are plentiful. This is a great book that any military gear head should have in their collection. Glad I got it since I have used some of the gear pictured in it's pages!
  • Jode
I have been very pleased with this book. It is a "one-stop" resource for US combat aircrew survival equipment. It is very heavy on the photos and contents lists - I'd say more than 50% of the page space is photos or lists. It is on heavy semigloss paper, which is nice. Most of the book is of the format with 1 page devoted to each survival vest or kit, with a black & white photo of the item, often with the of the components of the kit laid out. There will be some textual information about the kit, and often a contents list and/or diagram was well as the photo.

My (narrow) field of interest is in the emergency signalling mirrors provided in the kits, and this book showed me which mirror was used in dozens of different kits.
  • Iell
As said in the title: this is a great book. I only wished the pictures were in color.
Missing out the fireweapons is a point, but there's lots of other publication covering that...
  • Jare
Although there are plenty of pictures, descriptions about all the survival gear, for the life of me how come the book is not covering the following:
- Helmets.
- Oxygen masks.
- Flight suits.
- Gloves.
- Boots.
- Ejection seat torso harness (F-14/F-15/F-16/F-18, etc.)
- G-Suits.

Only 40% of the gear that those pilots wear in the picture are covered.
  • Bumand
Great for research
  • Manazar
Mr Breuninger and whomever did the research for this book seemed to did a great job trying to fit so much from so many time periods into an effective and small enough format (IE: Not providing too much to create a situation of "paralysis by analysis") while still proving to be much more than useful. Myself, I love history and everything to do with it and this book; while narrow in range (good considering the topic), covers a great deal of information concerning the different generations of aviation survival gear, the evolution of such while also including such minutia as tag detail information.

Before I read this book, I operated under many different auspices concerning collecting but this helped me narrow my focus and helped me sort through what I wanted to hone in on...all while giving me a lot of info concerning other items that I might want to pick up later.

I've seen some other constructive criticism and some without basis concerning this book. I agree with some. IE: It would've been great if some more information was included concerning edged weapons and such but some could argue it would detract from the books overall narrow focus for a broad time period. Not to mention, there are a lot of other books out there more suited to that purpose. This book is absolutely not perfect but it is sure one heck of a helpful resource for me and helped me "cull the heard" when figuring out what types of collectibles are out there. My only con is that I wish there were larger pictures (and more) but I am not sure that's totally fair as I always wish that...

I found this guide to be succinct, chock full of more information than I imagined and was pretty easy for me to follow at the time. I was a new collector and wanted to get a few resources so I would not be fleeced when trying to expand my collection. Even as a newcomer at the time, this was great and it sits in my bookcase still today.

In my opinion, this is a great resource and if you're into collecting items from the time period this covers and the genre, this should be a staple in your stead.