RAF MK.1A Flying Helmet
Stores reference 22C/1518. Size 2 Narrow. By Helmets Ltd. of Wheathampstead. 1956 dated. Classic early bonedome worn in conjuction with the type F or 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 with a replaceable tinted acrylic anti-glare screen. Original silver paint finish. Good conditon bar the usual stress cracks, scratches and small chips. The rubber edge roll is good and the lining reasonably clean - the crown area has partially shrunk away from the shell. 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. Good chinstrap. Complete with velveteen visor cover (lacks elasticity). Quite good overall condition. Stock code H20954.