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ONSV1540

Original British WWII 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Fighter Pilot Type C Leather Flying Helmet With Gosport Tubes and Blue Tint Goggles

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Original Item: This is an original WW2 era 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot's Type C leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1941 (see page 53 & 215 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct webbing chin strap, press stud fasteners, hook and straps. It also has the correct leather ear cups with brass zips which contain their original Gosport communication tubes with removable caps and original foam padding. Ear cup zips are angled and in good working order, zippers are both functional. Interior of ears still retain foam cups one fully marked with Broad Arrow. The beige leather lining of the helmet is still soft and supple. Also included are WW2 era blue glass tinted flying goggles.

Approximate Size: US 7 3/4

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