3-5. COVERALL, CWU-27/P and CVC.
a. Coverall, CWU-27/P and CVC.
(1) COVERALL, TYPES CWU-27/P (SAGE GREEN), MIL-C-83141 (fig 3-1). The coverall is a one piece, unlined
garment with a slide fastener front closure and side pass-throughs, a bi-swing back, hook and pile fastener tape size
adjustments for the waist and sleeves, and a slide fastener size adjustment on each leg terminal. Also included are
two breast patch pockets, one combination cigarette pack and multiple pencil compartment on the upper front left
sleeve, two thigh and a multiple pencil compartment pocket on the right lower leg patch pocket. Except for the knife
pocket on the left thigh and the multiple pencil compartment pocket on the right lower leg, all pockets and pass-
throughs have butted-beaded covered slide fasteners. (See figure 3-1).
The knife pocket is to accommodate the MC-1 knife. The knife should be tied to the pocket cord and stowed in the
pocket with the hook blade open for emergency use. The cord shall be wrapped around the knife to prevent accidental
opening of switch blade. Stowage of MC-1 knife should always be in outer garment, such as survival vest (location is a
(2) COVERALL, COMBAT VEHICLE CREWMEMBER'S, MIL-C-44047 (fig. 3-6). The coverall features a drop seat with
slide fastener closure at sides and hook-and-pile tape at top edge; a retrieval strap (loop), located at a hook-and-pile
closure at lower end of back yoke; elastic at sleeve and leg bottoms; slide fastener side opening, an elastic waist
tunnel; and neck tab. There are nine pockets having slide fastener openings and welt pieces. two chest patch types;
two front inside hanging; two thigh inside hanging, two shin inside hanging; and a left sleeve utility pocket.
b. The coveralls contain an anti-static finish and are furnished in twenty different sizes for the CWU-27/P coverall (table
3-17) and fifteen different sizes for the CVC coverall (table 3-8).
Individuals who cannot be fitted properly by using standard sized coveralls may obtain special fitting in accordance with
AR 32-4 Special Measurement Clothing.
c. In order to assure maximum fire protection, the sleeves of the coverall shall always be closed at the wrists. The
sleeves have been designed so that it is very difficult, and sometimes impossible, to roll up the sleeves.
d. Because of the non-absorbent characteristic of the coverall, cotton, wool or a cotton/wool blend of fibers underwear
should be worn under the coverall for optimum comfort, and fire/heat protection.
The coveralls are not fireproof and will char at about 700 to 800 F (370 to 430C); therefore, ground egress procedures
cannot be overemphasized.