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RAF MK.IVB flying goggles, complete, boxed

RAF MK.IVB flying goggles, complete, boxed

Code: G20328

£875.00 Approx $1171.35, €1047.9

Stores Reference 22c/167 (Goggles), 22c/113 (Screen, Anti-Glare).  The frame is in excellent original condition, undamaged and with virtually no paint loss.  The nosepiece leather is excellent and the chamois backing has average soiling and wear.  Unsurprisingly, the original rubber face pads have deteriorated and are hardened/perished and squashed.  Fitted with very good clear glass lenses (no longer laminated).  The strap components are also very good - the springs appear to be good on one side but one has 'bunched' a bit on the other.  Both 'loops' are excellent and the leather section is clearly marked with Air Ministry Crown and reference numbers etc.  The flipshield, or more correctly 'Screen, Anti-Glare' is fitted with the large exposed type spring mechanism.  The screen has very minor scuffs/marks but these might polish out if required.  Complete with the original box of issue which although soiled is in good overall condition  This contains the card spares box with spare tinted lenses (delaminated), a bakelite tube of “Everclear” (waxy stick is broken inside, frame key/spanner and a full set of helmet plates and poppers - some have verdigris deposits but are generally very good.  These could be attached to B or C-type helmets using the copper rivets, a full set of 12 is also included.  Finally there is the leather/chamois forehead protection strip.  A very good to excellent set of goggles complete with all accessories.  Stock code G20328.