Leather flying helmet and mask, c 1946.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Leather flying helmet and mask, c 1946.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Leather flying helmet with 10A/12401 headphones, an oxygen mask and a 10A/12570 microphone. 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. The flow of oxygen to the detachable mask was controlled by a manually set regulator. Gosport tubes or radio microphones were used for communication between the crew. Made for the Air Ministry.
 

Image Ref.

10195461
 

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