MK-1 Flight-Deck Crew Preserver Life Vest

MK-1 - Flight-Deck Crew Life Preserver


Commercially available, 7 colors and 5 sizes.
The MK-1 is a commercial life preserver designed for the U.S. Navy to be worn on surface ships and submarines for shipboard operations. It consists of a color-coded cover vest and a fully enclosed flotation bladder.

MK-1 Colors

Made in USA


  • Single-Chamber, yoke-style flotation bladder
  • Oral inflation tube for secondary inflation
  • Replacment bladders are available
  • Sleeveless cardigan style vest
  • Front Zipper closure
  • Adjustable waist strap with slide buckle fastener
  • Includes water-activated strobe light, whistle and sea-dye marker
  • Two equipment pockets
  • Over 65sq. inches of retro-reflective tape
  • 7 different colors available
  • Replacement covers are available

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NSN: 4220-01-XXX-XXXX
P/N: CMV-1001-xx (complete)
Buoyancy: 29lbs, meets UL 1180, Type III PFD
Inflation System 24 gram CO2 cylinder (included) and
FLU-12/P auto inflator sold separately
Bladder P/N: CMV-1003-1
Cover Fabric: FR Cotton/Nylon (88%/ 12%)
Colors Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow, White & Purple
Cover P/N: CMV-1002-xx