Original U.S. WWII Army Air Force Flying Helmet Set with Goggles - Type B-6 and A-9

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Set Available. This is an American World War Two Flight helmet set with goggles. The set includes the following Items:

- USAAF Type B-6 Flying helmet size medium with 1/4" shearling leather and seal brown chromed outer shell. Has hook attachments for the A-9 oxygen mask. The leather is in very good overall condition. It is supple and retains most of the chromed finish. Complete with leather ear cups sewn in place to hold the receivers. The chinstrap is good and retains the shearling chinpad. Both drawstrings are in place around the face opening.  AAF decal and AN inspection stamp externally with a nice clear embroidered label inside. The B-6 was officially replaced by the AN-H-16 in 1943. A great example.

- USAAF flying helmet, type A-9, summer, size LARGE. The A-9 is a simple unlined summer flying helmet constructed from four segments of heavy cotton. It features hooks to fit the harness of either the type A-9 or type A-10 Standard oxygen masks, tie strings (forehead and neck) for adjustment and a fleece-covered leather chin strap. Nice QM tag sewn on the inside. Early WWII era cloth helmet with 1942 contract date.

- Polaroid, All purpose goggle. This is a set of US Army Air Force flight goggles. As issued during WWII. Rubber frame that could be used with multiple lenses for different weather/lighting conditions.

Overall a very nice set obtained directly for the estate of a WW2 veteran.
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