Farnborough Air Sciences Museum

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When the RAF operated in the Middle East, and later Cyprus, cockpit temperatures during high-speed low-level flight rose to unacceptable levels which risked the pilots safety.  Initially air-ventilated undergarments were used and then the experimental water-cooled suits which provided a more efficient cooling process.

The FAST collection contains many examples of such cooling garments.

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85 Farnborough Road
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Hampshire GU14 6TF

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