In service from the 1940's to the mid 70's, those suede gloves were issued to all jet, prop and helo pilots.
A pair of those are still missing in our collection...but working on it!
HANDSCHUHE MIT STRICHFUTTER
Originally issued to early jet, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, DO-27, C-36 and helo crews, they were then distributed to elite paratroop forces.
The sewn leather label is intended to affix the pilot code number.
At the beginning of Swiss AF Mirage III S operations, the high altitude pilot equipment was the same as the one in use at the time by the French Air Force.
The unpressurized "gants longs" (long gloves) were distributed to the crews, but were shortly afterwards replaced by the grey "Fingerhandschuhe".
Made of "Zickelleder" (kidskin or goatling skin), those gloves were issued to Mirage III pilots, replacing the "long gloves", most probably due to comfort reasons.
Locally made flame retardant /nomex GS/FRP-2 , in use today.
GS/FRP-2 FOR TOUCH SCREEN
Locally made flame retardant /nomex GS/FRP-2 , suitable with "Glass Cockpit" touch screen displays.
Those gloves are currently used on recently upgraded NC ( new cockpit) PC-6 Turbo Porter.