GLOVES

 

PILOTENHANDSCHUHE 

 

 

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.

 

 

"GANTS LONGS"

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". 

 

FINGER-HANDSCHUHE

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.  

 

PILOTEN HANDSCHUHE

GS/FRP-2

Locally made flame retardant /nomex GS/FRP-2 , in use today.

 

PILOTEN HANDSCHUHE

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.