CIA developed the U-2 to fly at altitudes well above 63,000 feet, where human blood starts to bubble without artificial air pressure. U-2 pilots wore a form-fitting, insulated pressure suit to protect them from depressurization and low temperatures during flight. If the suit looks something like an old-fashioned girdle, there is a reason for that: CIA contracted with the David Clark Corset and Brassiere Manufacturer for its construction.
138 cm x 133 cm x 8 cm
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