1-8-. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION -Continued
SRU-21/P Survival Vest. The SRU-21/P survival vest (figure 1-3) is E complete survival package which is worn
by personnel on all types of Army aircraft, except OV-1. The vest is constructed of lightweight raschel knit nylon
cloth with pockets attached to contain the prescribed survival components. The vest may also accommodate a .
38 caliber or 9mm pistol holster which can be handtacked into position on the lower left side of the vest when
Figure 1-3. The SRU-21/P Survival Vest, Typical
The OV-1 AIRCREWMEMBERS SURVIVAL VEST. The vest is designed for the OV-1 aircrew and is to be used
in conjunction with the Rigid Seat Survival Kit (RSSK). ft is furnished in two sizes, large and small, and is made of
raschel knit nylon cloth. The pockets contain the survival components. The SRU-31 /P kit consists of two packets,
a mandatory medical packet found in the left side vest pocket, and a mandatory general packet found in the right
side vest pocket The kit is designed to supplement the RSSK If used properly the SRU-31/P will help maintain
physical and mental health until rescued. Each pocket has additional storage for items which the crewmember
might deem necessary for rescue or survival.
Figure 1-4. OV-1 Aircrewmembers Survival Vest