RAAF Mk.IIIA flying goggles

RAAF Mk.IIIA flying goggles

Code: G24792

SOLD

Australian reference code L1/40.  Manufactured by Stokes.  One of the classic 'Battle of Britain' pattern goggles.  The frame has light paint loss but remains in excellent condition.  All of the frame screws are original, both vent 'horns' are good and both frame 'stops' remains in place.  The unusual and distinctive light tan velvet backing is excellent (most Aussie variants have a deep plum chocolate coloured backing) and the nosepiece leather is equally good.  The lenses have light scuffs and scratches but look very good (possibly replacements).  The strap springs appear to be complete and all function correctly.  Both cloth spring coverings, in an unusual plum coloured cotton, are excellent and the leather strap section is very good with full RAAF markings and 1940 date code.  Other than the Australian markings and colour variations these are of identical pattern to standard RAF issue IIIAs.  Excellent used goggles.  Stock code G24792.