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RAF flying helmet external wiring loom with type C microphone

RAF flying helmet external wiring loom with type C microphone

Code: H18817

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External flying helmet wiring loom, stores reference 10A/10353. Type Q loom wired to a type C carbon microphone, stores reference 10A/9004.  Often referred to as the 'Microphone, mask, type E' (ref. 10A/9003) but technically that refers to the microphone complete with wiring and plug.  The microphone consists of a bell-shaped, chamois covered, black painted solid brass carrier. Within this the actual microphone componant is mounted (10A/7355).  Part of the inside of the carrier is sprayed with powdered cork which acts as an insulator against condensation and noise.  To the base of the carrier are two moulded breathing vents and there is a toggle switch at the top.  This example is in excellent condition, it retains the switch locking plate but the chamois does appear to have been replaced. These microphones were used with the cloth type D oxygen masks and pre-date the flat-fronted type 18 (type 19 when mounted/wired).  Photographic evidence suggests they saw considerable use during the Battle of France.  The light tan coloured wiring loom is also in excellent clean condition and fitted with an early brown cased bell jackplug, stores reference 10H/10991.  An excellent loom and rare microphone ready for your B-type helmet.   Stock code O18817.