Original U.S. WWII Army Air Forces Aviator Flight Helmet Set - Aviator Goggles, A-10A Mask, A-11 Helmet

Item Description

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

- WWII Pilot Goggles, model Aviator Goggles by American Optical Company offered in excellent condition with green tint lenses, contained in the original aluminum case.

- WWII USAAF Leather flight helmet type A-11 made by the BRADLEY-GOODRICH INC., Size medium offered in excellent condition.

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

- WWII USAAF Oxygen Mask Type A-10a manufactured by Acushnet Rubber Co. in 1942 offered in excellent condition.

- WWII SW-141-V Audio Switch.

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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