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RAF Mk.3C flying helmet - ex AAC pilot

RAF Mk.3C flying helmet - ex AAC pilot

Code: H24570

SOLD

Stores reference 22c/1303172.  Size medium.  The Mk.3C superceded the Mk.3A/3B  type helmets and covered in one basic design, a helmet for aircrews concerned with low and high altitude (rotary and fixed wing) with or without ejector seats.  The shell was manufactured from moulded glass fibre woven cloth impregnated with polyester resin and lined with a shock absorbing layer of cork and an internal webbing cradle.  The soft padded liner is finished in black leather.  The helmet retains the original finish in olive drab green and a reflective tape cross.  There is some paint chipping/scratching/surface crazing but the shell appears to be free of any serious damage.  Internally the helmet is rather dirty and the the foam rubber backing on the lining parts is breaking down and shedding.  The best course of action with this is to carefully remove the foam rubber with methylated spirit.   Retains good gel filled ear capsules.  The helmet is wired but the loom and NATO plug have been severed where it exits the shell (the loose section with plug are included in the sale).  The dual side mounted visor system is comprised of two injection moulded polycarbonate visors.  The inner, clear vision offers protection against blast and bird strike debris and has an adjustable lock.  The independantly positioned outer is tinted for glare protection.  Both are in excellent condition and protected with a fixed velveteen cover.  This example was used by a helicopter pilot Captain in Army Air Corps.  Purchased directly from the orignal owner along with other flying kit currently listed on the website.  A reasonable example of this popular bonedome.  Displays well.  Stock code 24570.