RAF type M oxygen mask / tube

RAF type M oxygen mask / tube

Code: O26109

RESERVED

Mask, Oxygen, Type M, Mk.2 complete with Microphone Assembly, Type 71 and Mask Tube Assembly.  3/1955 dated.  Black rubber mask with fabric harness.  Also fitted with a mask tube assembly but it has no additional connections for a pressure waistcoat.  These masks were used in early Hunters, Javelins, the Canberra PR9, V-bombers and the Lightning during the 1950s/60s.  The Type M, MK.2 mask was intended to be used in place of the Type M and J masks.  The facepiece is generally in very good overall condition, supple and virtually free of cracking.  There is some persishing on the lower lip as shown in the photographs but even here, the rubber remains supple.  The harness and loom (microphone assembly type 71 - reference 10AH/18) are equally good.  This mask is fitted with an unusually long oxygen tube (approximately 18"/46cm) which is in excellent flexible condition.  Stock code O26109.