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PLAAF Uniforms

With the advent of 2004 a new generation of bedding, clothing and equipment for aircrew including four series and twenty models were developed and passed the test and appraisal of General Logistics Department (GID). This indicates that PLA has realized the serialization, rationalization of accessories, being comforting to wear and diversification of defense function in aircrew clothing.

In the past bedding, clothing and equipment used by PLA aircrew were all equipped in 1949. They have never been systematically researched and improved. As the army is being furnished with new models of aircraft, old bedding, clothing and equipment are shown to be dull, oversimplified in function, antiquated and irrational in model design. In 2000 GLD decided to develop a new generation of bedding, clothing and equipment for aircrew.

The new generation of bedding, clothing and equipment was adapted to the need of living habits, hygiene and the requirement of battle environment and flight movement technique. It includes 4 series - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and adds 5 varieties including flight cotton-padded clothes, flight belt, long voyage underpants and summer flight socks. So it is now able to serialize underwear with outer clothing, clothing with shoes and boots and clothing with equipment. Faced with the need of flight battle and drill the new generation of bedding, clothing and equipment has main designed function for different layers: the outer layer emphasizes the features of wear-resistance, tearing-resistance, wind-resistance, fire-resistance, finalized pattern and pleasant appearance. Mid-layer emphasizes lightness, warmness and static-electricity resistance. Whilst the inner layer has the features of being soft and cozy, sweat-absorbing, ventilating and irritation-free.

After two years of trial by hundreds of pilots it has been known that the new generation of bedding, clothing and equipment is adaptable to working environment of the new aircraft models. The pilot has more freedom in tactical maneuver. It is also compatible with such weapons and equipment as anti-G suit, counter-pressure suit, pistol and gravity knife and satisfies the requirement of new aircraft models in battle and drill.


Military dress uniform


1. Style: Open-necked coat with picked lapel and square laps. Two lower insert pockets with flap. Toothed-edges (distinguishing type of service) at collar edge, sleeve cuffs and out-seams on trousers. Western-style trousers in dark greenish brown (Army), gray (Navy) or deep sky-blue (Air Force.)

2. Material: Thin whipcord

3. Decorations: Big cap insignia, hard epaulets, collar insignias, tie, tie bar, service mark tag, identity tag, aiguillette.

4. Cap: Peak hat.

5. Shoes: Leather.

Military dress uniform for the Air Force's male officers

Military dress uniform for the Air Force's female officers

Spring/autumn military service uniform


Suit-style spring/autumn military service uniform for the Army's male officers

1. Style

Suit-style military service uniform for officers.

Jacket-style military service uniform for noncommissioned officers and soldiers.

Suit-style: Straight collar coat with small notch lapel and shoulder straps. Four buttons on flap. Loose lap and sleeve cuffs. Two upper patch pockets with a button on each flap. Two lower slit pockets. No upper pockets for females.

Jacket-style: Broad lap and 3-button-through flap, tight sleeve cuffs, double piping pockets with zippers for female uniforms.

Trousers: Western-style with vertical pockets.

2. Colours: Bright greenish-brown for the Army. Dark blue for the Navy. Bright sky-blue for the Air Force.

3. Material: 45/55 wool-terylene blended serge

4. Decorations: Big cap insignia, mid-sized cap insignia, hard epaulets, collar insignias, tie, tie bar, service mark tag, armband. Identity tag, aiguillette and peak cap for officers on protocol occasions.

5. Caps: Peak hat, beret.

6. Shoes: Leather.

Suit-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's male officers

Suit-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's female officers

Suit-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's female officers

Suit-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's male soldiers

Suit-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's female soldiers

Jacket-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's male soldiers

Jacket-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's female soldiers

Jacket-style spring autumn military service uniform for the
Air Force's male soldiers


Summer military service uniform


1. Style

Shirts: Convertible collars, two upper out pockets, circular lap, flap with front welt with six buttons through. Yoke on the back.

Trousers: Western-style with slash pockets. Additional pistol pocket for males.

Skirts: Front open with out pocket. Five buttons. Cloth belt. Slash pockets on both sides.

2. Colours: Bright greenish brown for the Army. Grey for the Navy. Bright sky-blue for the Air Force. The colours of trousers and skirts are the same as those of Spring/Autumn military service uniform.

3. Material: 65/35 terylene-cotton, yarn-dyed fabric for long-sleeve shirts. Jungang woollen-cloth for short-sleeve shirts, trousers and skirts.

4. Decorations: Mid-sized cap insignia, soft epaulets, service mark tag, armband, tie and tie bar.

5. Caps: Peak hat, beret.

6. Shoes: Leather/rubber.

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Summer military service uniform for the Air Force

Ceremonial uniform and cap of the Chinese Air Force




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