R.A.F. C-type Flying Helmet (Early Pattern)
Stores ref. 22c/451. Size 3. The leather is in quite good overall condition - clean and reasonably supple but does have some surface wear and cracking to the chromed finish of the forehead/front top area (see photos). Fitted with 4 goggle straps only - all in good condition and with the majority of the original press stud coatings remaining. Very good chinstrap complete minus metal end tip. The Bennett buckle has lost a little of its leather coating but remains good. The rubber receiver carriers are reasonably flexible - one has a repaired split (see photo). The lining has average soiling/wear. Fitted with 3 press studs to each side making it suitable for \'E\' series and G-type masks masks. Interestingly this helmet has been modified with a rigger made alloy \'flat-hook\' that has been sewn into place (part unstitched/pulled away). fitted to one side. Quite faint A.M King\'s crown and reference markings externally. Sold unwired and without receivers. Has some issues but overall a good used display helmet. Stock code H15811.