R.A.F. D-type Flying Helmet, Late Pattern
Stores ref. 22c/971, size 3. Intended for use in tropical/desert climates in the Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa etc and incorporating a neck flap at the rear to provide sun protection. The material is in in excellent condition throughout. Good straps - Two of the the press studs retaining virtually all of their original coatings. The rubber receiver carriers are very good and completely flexible. The satin lining is quite clean. There are a few small holes where the lining has pulled away from the press studs and a few more in the chamois backing to the oxygen mask press studs - nothing serious. Fully wired with a mint mid tan loom, early brown cased jackplug plus good matched, A.M marked receivers. The chinstrap reatins some elasticity but is a little faded/stretched. A very good used helmet. Stock code H14736.