RAF MK.1A Flying Helmet
Stores reference 22C/1253081. Size 2 Regular. By Helmets Ltd. of Wheathampstead. 1970 dated. Classic early bonedome worn in conjuction with the type G inner helmet that held the avionics and to which an oxygen mask could be fitted. The MK.1A is a basic protective helmet in leather lined fibreglass. It has a simple nylon webbing suspension system fitted inside to give a comfortable fit over the inner cloth helmet (not supplied). An anti-glare visor is fitted*, comprising a centre rail attachment and mechanism and a replaceable tinted acrylic anti-glare screen. Original silver paint finish. Good condiiton bar the usual scratches and small chips. The rubber edge roll is good and the lining reasonably clean. The visor track mechanism is in working order. The visor has some surface wear and scuffs but these can often be removed with metal polish. *Note that the visor is not fitted as the small mount plate and correct screws are missing - photos show the visor balanced in position. Good chinstrap. Nice overall condition. Stock code H20001.