Item:
ONSV5635

Original U.S. WWII USAAF B-17 B-24 Bomber Aircrew Walk Around A-6 Oxygen Tank with Regulator

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. During WWII American Air Crews on multiple types of aircraft including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator required oxygen at high altitudes. For crewman whose roles required them to move about the plane they used "walk around" low pressure oxygen tanks such as this A-6 Oxygen Tank with AN-6022-1 Regulator.

The tank is painted standard yellow in very good condition and measures 15" tall by 7" wide. The side is stenciled in black paint:

Breathing
Oxygen
Non Shatterable
Low Pressure Oxygen Cylinder
Type A-6 Spec 40754 Internal
Volume: 280 Cubic Inches Available

The regulator has a cracked gauge. The data plate reads:

REGULATOR, OXYGEN DEMAND
AN-6022-1
mfg. Ass'y Part No. 1052
Serial No. AF 44 130249
Order No. W33-038-AC3158
SCOTT AVIATION CORP.

Overall a really interesting hard to find set from the bomber crews of the United States Army Air Force in World War Two.
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