Luftwaffe LkpN101 netzkopfhaube

Luftwaffe LkpN101 netzkopfhaube

Code: H26168

£395.00 Approx $472.49, €456.65
 

LkpN101 flying helmet.  Manufactured by Luftwahrtgeratwerke Hakenfelde G.m.b.H., Berlin (who used the code 'h.d.c.' on their kit).  The famous 'net-top' helmet proved popular with Luftwaffe aircrews as it was designed for comfort without the restriction of a chinstrap.  This variant has attachment points for 3-strap oxygen masks.  It has mid brown leather earcups with mid tan webbing banding and dark chocolate coloured 'mesh'.  All leather parts are very good and the netting/mesh is excellent bar one small hole as shown.  There is surface corrosion on the metal parts but these don't really detract and would probably clean up with a little effort.  The avionics are comprised of a short 1.2m rubber insulated 'pig-tail' loom, oval Mi4b magnetic throat microphones and four-pole break coupling/plug, Fl27560.  Both receivers and plastic 'soundboards' are present though cracked.  The shearling lining and chamois inside the helmet are good, complete/reasonably clean.  Labelled.  A very good '+' display helmet.  Stock code H26168.