RAF type M oxygen mask
Stores reference. 6D/1837. Mask, Oxygen, Type M, Mk.2 complete with microphone assembly, type 71. Dated 1/60. Black rubber mask with fabric harness & 'butterfly' clip fastening. These masks were used in early Hunters, Javelins, the Canberra PR9, V-bombers and the Lightning. The Type M, MK.2 mask was intended to be used in place of the Type M & 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. Not fitted with an oxygen tube or pressure suit tubing/valves. The facepiece is in good overall condition bar minor damage at the side of the nose, a small split on the inner chin area (see photographs) and some light crazing. It retains fairly good shape, is supple and quite clean. The wiring loom, microphone and harness are also good. Stock code O15392.