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Leather flying helmet, c 1939-1945.

Leather flying helmet, c 1939-1945.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Leather flying helmet type 22C/161 with perforated ear patches. 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. Made for the Air Ministry. Side view.

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