3-6. FLIGHT GLOVES AND COMBAT VEHICLE CREWMEMBER (CVC) GLOVES
a. FLIGHT GLOVES AND CVC GLOVES are of the same design consisting of leather for the palm which extends
through the gauntlet, and fabric for the remainder of the glove. The two gloves differ in the type of leather used for
the palm areas. Flight gloves are constructed of gray sheepskin with non-slip qualities CVC gloves are constructed
from perspiration/water resistant black cattlehide. The fabric portions of both gloves are high temperature resistant
polyamide, simplex knit, green. This fabric is inherently flame retardant and has no hot-melt or drip characteristics.
The fabric will not support combustion but will begin to char at 700° to 800°F (371 ° to 427°C) (fig. 3-2).
b. SIZE AND FIT Flight gloves are available in six sizes and CVC gloves in seven sizes (see Section II of this chapter)
Both gloves are designed to permit a snug fit and to provide sufficient dexterity and tactility to not interfere with the
operation of the aircraft or combat vehicle, manipulation of switches, and safety or parachute harness buckles. To fit
properly, the gloves should be neither too tight nor too loose around your hand, and the ends of your fingers should
reach the ends of the glove fingers.
3-7. SHIRT AND TROUSERS
a. Shirt, flyer's (*), hot weather, fire retardant, single breasted, olive green shade 106, specification MIL-S-43686. This
Item is fabricated of cloth, twill, nylon, high temperature resistant, shade olive green 106, conforming to type I of MIL-
C-43600. The shirt material protects the wearer against high intensity flame It provides valuable protection against
flash fires The shirt has two breast pockets and a left sleeve pocket for pencils, penlight, and cigarettes. The front of
the shirt has a slide fastener closure (fig 3-3).
b. Trousers, flyer's (*), hot weather, fire retardant. The hot weather trousers are made from cloth, twill, nylon, high
temperature resistant. The trouser pockets are located at the front, hip, and shin areas and adequately
accommodate maps. Tabs are located on the leg bottom for blousing the trousers (fig 3-3).
The shirt and trousers are not fireproof and will char at about 700° to 800°F (370° to 430°C); therefore egress procedures
cannot be over emphasized.
3-8. FLYER'S JACKET
a. The Jacket, Flyer's, Lightweight, Expandable Wrists and Waist, Fire Retardant, Single Breasted, Olive Green, Shade
106, Specification MIL-J-43923(GL). This item is fabricated of cloth, 6 0 ounce (170 g) high temperature resistant, non-
melting nylon oxford, shade Olive Green 106, conforming to MIL-C-43842. The Jacket material is of low flammability
and worn by aviation and combat vehicle crewmen as outer garment during ground and In-flight operations. The Jacket
has a front slide fastener closure. Jacket has a collar with tab closure and diagonal side pocket welts with hook and pile
closure. The left sleeve has a cigarette and pencil pocket. The cuffs and waistband are rib knit. Jacket is fully self-lined
(see fig 3-4).
* Unauthorized aircrews are not to use the shirt and trousers.