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    SR-71 flight suit

    1stDivVet
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    Name : Fins...
    Age : 54
    Location : Ohio
    Registration date : 2009-03-24
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    Post by 1stDivVet Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:12 pm

    When I was growing up, one of my best friends' grandfather was a retired chief flight inspector for Rockwell International. He had started out working for Curtis-Wright putting the empenages on P-40 Warhawks and finished inspecting the heat tiles on the space shuttle. He knew most of the early test pilots and astronauts. I got to meet a lot of interesting people as a kid thru him. This turned up at a local military shop years ago. When he saw I had it, he freaked!! These were not releasable to the public at the time and the fact I had it and it had all the insignia but the nameplate floored him. It is a later model with velcro, but he verified it as the type he saw many pilots wear. It has the Mach3+, HABU, SAC, and SR-71/U2 patches as well as shoulder rank for a Major. I missed out on the pressurized helmet tho. Still pretty cool tho not ID'ed.

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    If i'm the stupid one, why do they have a book with pictures of the militaria and I have the real things??

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