R.A.F. C-type Flying Helmet (EarlyPatt.)
Stores Ref. 22c/451, size 3. The leather is generally in reasonably good condition - clean and quite supple. Unfortunately there is some damage to one panel (top/rear) where there are a couple of tears. Some if this damage extends to the lining but it is not as extensive inside. In addition there is minor damage to the seam edge near the chin-tab. All of the goggle straps arel in very good condition and the press studs have most of the original coatings. The chinstrap is also very good and c/w the metal end-tip. The Bennett buckle has lost its leather coating. Good flexible rubber receiver carriers. The lining has average soiling and minor damage to the crown area as previously mentioned. Fitted with 3 press studs to each side making it suitable for E-series and G-type masks. Good A.M. markings and ref. codes stamped into the leather and also labelled inside with a nice woven label. Unusually this helmet has some \'artwork\' to the front panel where the name \'Tich\' can be seen in yellow paint. Sold unwired and without receivers but with a fitted \'flat hook\' for oxygen mask use. Stock code H15212.