F.A.A. N-Type Flying Helmet (Early Patt.)
Often incorrectly referred to as the FAA D-type and now known to be the N-type. Size unknown but would guess a 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 excellent condition bar a small mark/nick on the forehead panel (see photo). The straps, in one-up/one-down format are good although the press studs have lost most of their original coatings. This being a Fleet Air Arm helmet it is fitted with zipped leather earpieces - both of these are in very good condition with excellent zips retaining their leather puller tags. The earpieces are complete with original bakelite receiver carriers in place and a pair of excellent RCAF marked rubber cushions. The satin lining is has average soiling and a couple of smallish holes - nothing too serious. Early, externally wired example with leather chinstrap (minus metal end tip) and Bennett buckle. Unwired. Marked to the rear of the neckflap with the owner\'s initials \'JD\'. Stock code H15146.