USAAF 1021 'Gunner's' Goggles
DA1021. By Polaroid. This was an 'all-purpose' goggle, often referred to as the 'gunner's goggles' but also used by tank crews and paratroops. Similar in appearance to the B-8 but of more basic construction. They have a single piece grey sponge rubber frame, simple strap and were issued with clear, green and red tinted plastic lenses. The latter were of significant use to airgunners as it enabled them to see tracer bullets far more clearly under daylight conditions. The front of the frames are quite good but the rear has started to crack and has some perishing although retains flexibility and cushioning. The strap is quite good with the elastic section retaining flexibility and spring. Fitted with a decent red lens. Reasonable overall condition and priced accordingly. Stock code G4884.