AN6505 -1

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  1. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to open a new thread on this subject .
    But did someone say they were looking for an original one of these ??
    Carl
     
  2. Pilot

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    Have several , some WW2 , some later...
     
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  3. Clark J

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    I had an early 45 couldn't give it away. Still have the original red line gas cans for it.
     
  4. Carl

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    Your 6505-1 bag was dated ????
     
  5. Pilot

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    What are the red line gas cans for in an AN6505-1?
     
  6. stanier

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    Yes, I wondered that. Carrying (I'm assuming petrol (gas?)) in your kit bag, in the aircraft?
     
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  7. Pilot

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    OK, but?
     
  8. Clark J

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    The little gas bottles for inflating the vest blatters
     
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  9. Pilot

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    Thx , but are they placed in the AN6505-1 ?
    All mine WW2 pre 1945 issue only came with rubberized bags to protect some items from water....But happy to learn.
     
  10. dmar836

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    I'm lost.
     
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  11. Clark J

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    Ok you have the 2 pull cords for the inflators,2 bottles of CO to inflate the blatters one in each of the silver screw top inflator mechanisms
     
  12. Edward

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    I don't believe C02 cartridges were issued with the 6505-1 bag. if you threw your life vest into it then naturally you may have a box of C02 cartridges in there if you were able to procure more than the 2 issued for the vest itself but usually you only had the two already installed in the cartridge holders. I think we have crossed themed this thread!
    so what would a typical 6505-1 bag have in it when you used it? parachute harness?, maybe your life vest, handy wipes? :p extra gloves, flak helmet, clean underwear? I figured you would already be wearing the parachute harness, life vest etc... oxygen masks were usually already on board stowed away so what are you carrying? I suppose if you had 6 hours of flight to kill before and after flying over the Third Reich you might want a little light reading with you....
     
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  13. Edward

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    that's a lot of haul! and no overhead compartment lol!
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  14. dmar836

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    I think Clark must be referring to the AN6519-1 “Mae West”?
    Dave
     
  15. Edward

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    Ah, in context of that his post makes sense when discussing a Mae West.
     
  16. Edward

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    Well that was a bit condescending! LOL!
     

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