Original German WWII Luftwaffe Sheepskin Lined Leather Winter Flying Helmet with Goggles
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition German WWII Luftwaffe Kopfhaube (Helmet/Hood), model K33. These flight helmets usually intended for the flight crews of bombers, as they did not have any communications equipment. However they were able to use the goggles and could mount a mask, so they were sometimes used by pilots as well when supplies were low. This winter helmet is made of leather, with a very nice shearling leather lining, which has a chamois backed forehead area and neck straps.
The helmet is in excellent condition, and does not appear to have seen much service, if it saw any at all. There are no missing parts, and all snaps and buckles are intact and fully functional. It still has the original manufacturers tag on the interior rear, marked with RBNr. 0/0915/5232 and is size 56 (US 7). There is also an L.B.A. stamp on the chin strap for Luftwaffebekleidungsamt, which means Air Force Clothing Office. There are some additional letters or numbers next to this, but they are not easily legible.
Googles in the standard teardrop design, with aviator-style clear glass lenses, Luftwaffe grey painted aluminum frames with rubber eye sockets, each of the eye sockets stitched to the framework of the googles, each of the frames have five ventilation vents along the top and bottom edges, the frames linked together by an aluminum nose bridge with a single screw fit adjustment. Ribbed elasticized headband strap with sliding metal fit adjustment buckle, elongated loops with hooks attaching the headband to the frames on either side, the googles themselves attached to the frames by small metal clips which also act as locking clips to secure the lenses in the frames. One rubber eye cup has "melted" which was also transferred to the helmet but should be able to be removed. Otherwise excellent shape.
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