R.A.F. MK.IV Flying Goggles C/W Flipshield
Stores Ref. 22c/111 (Goggles), 22c/113 (Screen, Anti-Glare). The first of the MK.IV series goggles. Manufactured with a painted brass frame incorporating hinged lens holders. With this pattern the lenses fit directly into the goggle frames and do not have sub-frames around them. The goggle frame is in excellent condition with virtually no paint loss. The leather nose-piece is equally good & the chamois backing has light even soiling. The rubber pads are perished/hardened as is often the case. All strap components are excellent apart from one spring that feels like it has become detatched from one end. This is not serious and barely noticeable. The leather strap section has faint A.M. markings. Whilst the clear lenses have some delamination marks their appearance is very good. Finally there is the anti-glare screen, commonly known as the \'flipshield\' with the long exposed type spring mechanism. The shield has light scuffs/marking and the mounting bracket has lost some paint but is otherwise very good. Overall this is an excellent used set of goggles. The MK.IV is considerably rarer than the IVB and this is reflected in the price. Ideal for a Battle of Britain display. Stock code G16324.