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VS17 Signal Panel Marker

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The VS-17 Marker Panel is the Signal panel that is used by the United States Military. The VS17 Signal Panel Marker is attached to tanks, trucks, rucksacks and just about anything that needs to be identified from the air, to include those in need of rescue.

NSN 8345 00 174 6865
Made in USA / US Military Issue

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The VS-17 Marker Panel is the Signal panel that is used by the United States Military and Militaries around the world. The VS17 Panel Marker is attached to tanks, trucks, rucksacks and just about anything that needs to be identified from the air, to include those in need of rescue. The VS17 Signal Panel, or Signal Panel Marker, is often laid out on the ground to identify troop positions to friendly aircraft, or to identify where help is needed. A conpicuity panel like this one is required equipment during small aircraft flights into Canada because it is a good form of Genuine VS17 Signal Panel daytime signaling when search aircraft are in use.

The VS-17 Panel Marker comes equipped with tie downs for attachment to just about anything and snaps so that multiple signal panels can be joined together.  The VS-17 Signal Panel Marker has both a high visibility pink side and a high visibility orange side and is perfect for identifying persons in distress to search teams and aircraft.

The VS-17/GVX are tough fabric signal panels that won’t be torn up from wind like many of the other lighter duty panels. This VS17 Signal Panel Marker measures approximately 24"x 70", depending on the style chosen, but is designed to be connected to other panels for greater conspicuity.  Also known as a conspicuity panel, the VS17 Marker Panel is an essential piece of heavy-duty survival gear.

Best Glide ASE currently offers two types of VS17 Signal Panels. Please see below for descriptions and options for the VS17 Signal Panel Marker, NSN 8345 00 174 6865.  If one is missing from the purchase menu, this item is currently out of stock.  These are getting progressively harder to obtain.

Stock #: SN1020
NSN 8345 00 174 6865
DLA 100-91-F-EC21 (changes)
VS-17 Signal Panel Marker (Signal Panel)
Military Surplus - NEW (without integral green bag)

This version of the VS 17 Signal Panel is approximately 20" x 72". Like the Panel Marker to the right, it is official issue and purchased by the US Government for use in the field. Other than slightly different dimensions, this VS17 differs from our other version in that it does not include an integral OD Green storage bag. This version of the VS17/GVX Signal Panel is in short supply. Once these run out, they are out for good.

Stock #: SN1020
NSN 8345 00 174 6865
DLA 100-91-F-EB66 (changes)
VS-17 Signal Panel Marker (Signal Panel)
Military Surplus - NEW (with integral green bag)

This version of the VS 17 Signal Panel Marker is approximately 24" x 70". Like the Signal Panel to left, it is official issue and purchased by the US Government for use in the field. Other than slightly different dimensions, this VS17 Signal Panel differs from the other version in that it includes an integral OD Green storage bag. We have sold thousands of both versions to the US Military, individuals and other government agencies.

Best Glide ASE also offers a lighter weight version for those for who wish another alternative.  The Adventurer VS17 CIV (Civilian) Emergency Signal Panel is a versatile and lightweight version designed for the camper, backpacker and outdoorsman.


The Adventurer VS-17 CIV Signal Panel is a very durable signal panel modeled after the military VS-17 GVX Signal Panel. It is bright orange to attract the attention of either airborne or ground search teams. It can be used as an aerial marker to mark locations of those in distress or areas that need to be relocated quickly. Due to its water resistant backing, it can also be used in the construction of a survival shelter.

The Adventurer VS-17 CIV Signal Panel, unlike the military version, is orange on both sides and utilizes high quality (Made in the USA) MIL-C-5040H Type III Parachute Cord as tie downs on each corner. The signal panel material is a highly durable 400 Denier, 100% Nylon with a water repellent backing.

For more information on the VS-17 CIV Signal Panel, click here.

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Is this the original VS-17 Signal Panel? I see you have two versions?
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