Item:
ONSV1220

Original U.S. Air Force 1957 Gentex P-4A Flight Helmet with Control Stick

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition complete 1957-1959 U.S. Air Force size extra large Gentex P-4A flight helmet that comes totally complete with internal receiver ear phones and pull down spring loaded tint visor. Helmet features original paint and with USAF wings insignia to side. All parts are in excellent condition. This is a rare complete helmet. 

Also included is a fighter pilot air craft control stick. We are not sure of the date, model nor the aircraft it was used with, but it is in excellent condition and sure complete the look of this set!

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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