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Not meaning to be thick but how does it work?

I assume it's just a coverall like the modern flight suits it appears to have buttons for a warm liner but, it dosen't look like it would be "bouyant.

Perhaps is it  full of "kapoc" (a cotton wool like water resistant plant fibre found in old life preservers)

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33 minutes ago, webkitlover said:

Perhaps is it  full of "kapoc" (a cotton wool like water resistant plant fibre found in old life preservers)

The suit contains a heavy insulation of kapok to provide buoyancy in case of a water alight.

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https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/suit-flying1941-pattern-royal-air-force

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