RAF type M oxygen mask/tubes, boxed

RAF type M oxygen mask/tubes, boxed

Code: O26570

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Manufactured by Airmed Ltd.  Mask, Oxygen, Type M, Mk.2 complete with Microphone Assembly, Type 71, and Mask Tube Assembly, MK.8, incorporating Mod. M326 & M351.  Stores Reference 6D/1837.  March 1959 dated.  Black rubber mask with fabric harness.  Also fitted with a mask tube assembly for connection to 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.  It was part of the pressure breathing equipment issued and was only to be worn in conjunction with a pressure breathing waistcoat, Mk.1 or Mk.1A.  The facepiece is in excellent overall condition, supple and virtually free of cracking.  The harness and loom (microphone assembly type 71 - reference 10AH/18) are equally good.  The oxygen tube is also in excellent flexible condition and has connectors that would attach to a pressure waistcoat's connectors/tube.  An unused example with storage/age wear only.  Complete with box of issue with March 1960 inspection/packaging date (box shows wear).  Stock code O26570.