Original U.S. WWII Army Air Force Aviator Flight Helmet Set - AO Goggles, A-11 Helmet, Avionics

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Set Available. Purchased from the family of a WW2 veteran, this amazing set, in wonderful condition is comprised of the following items -

- WWII Pilot Goggles by American Optical Company offered in excellent condition with deep orange tint lenses, contained in the original aluminum case which is embossed AVIATOR'S GOGGLE / MADE IN U.S.A. / AMERICAN OPTICAL COMPANY. Inside the box is a handwritten note from the son of the veteran and dated 2008.

- WWII USAAF Leather flight helmet type A-11 made by the BRADLEY - GOODRICH INC, size medium offered in excellent condition. The helmet bears two wonderful Army Ari Forces insignias.

- WWII USAAF headset receivers ANB-H-I by WESTERN ELECTRIC with all wiring in excellent condition.

Overall an incredible excellent condition U.S. Army Air Force leather flying helmet set!

The Type A-11 intermediate flying helmet was standardized on August 6, 1943 and became one of the most popular and widely utilized helmets during World War II. There were numerous but minor changes relating to the oxygen mask attachments made during its production run but continued to keep the A-11 designation. The rubber earphone mountings were designated for the Type ANB-H-1 radio receiver. The helmet remained in Air Force service during the Korean War. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continued to use the helmet in high altitude training through the mid-1970s.

Physical Description:

United States Army Air Forces Type A-11 Intermediate Flying Helmet; seal brown cape leather exterior shell with black rubber earphone cups; missing black rubber earphone plugs or Type ANB-H-1 Radio Headphone Receiver; chamois lining and ear pads; cap leather and chamois buckle chin strap; turn down brow flap; three brass snaps for oxygen mask located on the left and right chin of the helmet; leather buckle strap on the back nap of the helmet to adjust the helmet size; three leather straps on back of helmet to hold the flight goggle's strap; double reinforced seam on each side of helmet; dark white sewn in manufacturer's tag on inside back neck of the helmet with embroidered red letter text; white stenciled Army Air Forces winged star insignia with white letter text "ARMY AIR FORCES" below insignia on left exterior side of helmet.

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