RAF C-type flying helmet, 1st internally wired pattern
Stores reference 22c/879, size 3 (71/8- 73/8). The leather is in good to very good overall condition, supple and quite clean with minor scuffing and wear only. Embossed with war department broad arrow and stores reference details. All goggle straps are good and retain most of the original coating on the press studs. The lining has only light to average soiling. Both rubber receiver carriers are a little stiff (right is more so) and slightly mishaped. They have some cracks/crazing but are flexible enough to fit receivers. The chinstrap is soiled and faded with little elasticity remaining. Sold unwired and minus receivers. Interestingly the helmet appears to have never been wired up internally. This is an early internally wired pattern helmet of definite wartime manufacture. A reasonably good used example. Stock code H23209.