An unusual design of goggles with a steel frame hinged at the centre and angled sidepieces. Painted black crackle finish. Small circular eye cut-outs in the frame can be covered with metal discs riveted above the cut-outs, each having slits in the form a cross that would provide good eye protection, albeit at the cost of compromised vision. A Sorbo rubber pad glued to the back provided basic cushioning for the airman and the goggles were supported by a simple elastic strap. It is believed that this pattern of goggle was trialled by the Air Ministry for use by aircrews in particularly exposed conditions for anti-flak use and the RAF museum at Hendon have a pair in their collection. There is minor paint loss and some cracking and deterioration of the rubber padding but overall condition is very good and these extremely rare goggles would grace any collection. Stock code G4694.