Original U.S. Navy USN 1950s Gentex H-4 Flight Helmet with Cloth Helmet, Boom Mic, Oxygen Mask and Googles

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition complete 1956-1964 USN size large Gentex H-4 helmet that comes totally complete with internal cloth helmet which contain the ear phones, boom mic, type MBU-3/P high altitude oxygen mask and special American Optical Company B-8 googles. Helmet features original gold paint with USN/USMC Aviator wings to front, the remainder of the helmet was painted Navy blue, which was common for helmets used into the early 1960s. All parts are in very good to excellent condition. This is an incredibly rare complete set.

The H-4 features a rigid shell with reinforcing ridges and is constructed of a fiberglass cloth reinforced with epoxy resin. For this model a cloth inner helmet which incorporate the earphones was utilized. This was secured to the rigid shell by "pull the dot" snap fasteners on the cheek flaps and in some cases with additional straps attached to snap fastener in front and in the back of the rigid shell.

The H-4 was equipped with a boom mounted microphone M-6A/UR to be used below 10.000 feet. Above this altitude an A-13A or A-14 or MBU-3/P oxygen mask were used. Black rubber goggles B-8 with modified straps to be attached to snaps placed on the sides of the helmet shell below the adjustment webbing. The H-4 was used by USN and USMC pilots in the middle of the 50s into the early 60s.

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