Leather flying helmet, type 6F/162, c WWII.

 
Leather flying helmet, type 6F/162, c WWII.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Black leather flying helmet type 6F/162 with Gosport tubes made for the Air Ministry. At the outbreak of WWII (1939-1945), flying helmets had changed little since WWI (1914-1918), except that the fittings for goggles and oxygen masks were provided. Gosport tubes or radio microphones were used for communication between the crew. Made for the Air Ministry.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10327655

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