Original German WWII Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Summer Flying Helmet
Original Item: Only One Available. The famous 'net-top' helmet proved popular with Luftwaffe pilots as it was designed for comfort and without the restriction of a chinstrap. This classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WW2. This example has a manufacturers label coded bxo indicating it was made by Deutsche Telphonwerke und Kabelindustrie AG, Berlin SO 36.
The size stamp has worn away but its approximately a large size 59. The helmet is in use but very good condition with the netting in very good shape. This example features dark leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe later variant with attachment points for 3-strap oxygen masks.
The throat microphones are marked Mi4b and Ln 26779-3 meaning the avionics are comprised of oval Mi4b magnetic type throatmicrophones with four-pole break coupling/plug. The helmet carries the short communication cord favored by fighter pilots and is fitted with a plug that is nicely marked BLK v F 127560.
Overall a wonderful honest Luftwaffe fighter pilots helmet offered in very good complete condition.
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