Original Cold War 1960s Soviet Air Forces MiG Jet Pilot ZSh-3M Outer Helmet with KM-32 Mask

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Soviet ZSh-3M (Russian: ЗШ-3М) was first issued in the early 1960s, it is based on a internal leather helmet and an external, rigid aluminum shell. The shell is padded and has a notch to mate with the single ridge of the leather helmet to hold both in place. The KM-32 oxygen mask is held in place by adjustable straps, a metal bracket on top, and a press stud at the bottom. A throat microphone is worn with this specimen. Produced in different versions, it was used on almost all Soviet aircraft and helicopters of the era. The ZSh-3M uses an occipital bladder which fits against the back of the head of the pilot, pressurized by the oxygen mask system. This system tightens the pilot's face against the oxygen mask automatically as the "G" force increases.

This is a very nice example of the ZSh-3M Outer helmet with the correct KM-32 Oxygen mask. Unfortunately this set is lacking the ShZ/ShL-61 inner helmet that the oxygen mask would normally attach to. Both the helmet and mask are in very good lightly used condition, perfect for any Cold War Display. The helmet even has a hand-written data tag still on the inside of the liner.

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