Original Cold War U.S. Air Force Gentex P-4A Flying Helmet
Original Items: Only One Available. This is an very good condition complete 1957-1959 U.S. Air Force size large Gentex P-4A flight helmet that comes complete with internal web liner and pull down spring loaded tint visor. Helmet features original paint and with USAF wings insignia to side. All parts are in very good condition. This is a rare complete helmet.
The USAF P-4 flight helmet was standardized in 1955 as a continuation of P-3 with improved avionics in order to make helmet headset communications and oxygen mask dynamic microphone compatible with aircraft intercommunication set AN AIC-10. the new H-75/AIC headset system was added as well as a new earphone cushions spring mounted and tethered to short nylon strings which protruded through the lateral helmet walls to be secured over a rubber over a rubber lock-nut and snubber bar. The P-4 was used with A-13A/MS22001 A-14 oxygen mask. The P-4A standardized in 1957 has a new visor mechanism that replace the side latching design with a tracked visor securing system actuated by grasping a central rubber knob and pulling the visor down into position. The newly assembled P-4A helmets made use of the new fiberglass shell material that replaced the earlier phenolic resin and molded cotton duck material.
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