R.A.F. E-Type Flying Helmet (Early Patt.)
Stores Ref. 22c/745. Size 2. Extremely rare early, externally wired version of the E-type helmet with a leather chinstrap and Bennet buckle fastener. The aertex cloth is in excellent undamaged condition showing light use and soiling only. Both rubber earpieces are in excellent flexible condition and the interior of the helmet/inner chamois donuts are very good. The chinstrap is good and retains the metal tip whilst the Bennet buckle is excellent. The goggle straps are a little dry with some surface cracking but retain complete flexibility and the press stud poppers have virtually all of the original brown coatings. Air Ministry, King's Crown and reference number markings to the chinstrap tab. A very good helmet. Unwired. Undoubtedly one of the rarest helmets to find. Stock code H7745/14732.