Army rubber gear

I was in San Francisco last week and as my return flight was horribly delayed I had an unexpected extra day in the city and decided to head up to the Marin Headlands to take a look at the old Nike missile site there. The missiles were liquid fueled with red fuming nitric acid & unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine both are which are horrid, so the launch crews had to wear full-body rubber suits and respirators.


Now, I’m not normally one for this sort of gear but I have to say they looked pretty hot :)