RAF type H oxygen mask, WW2 dated
Size large. Dated 4-45 (April 1945). Rare wartime dated example of this otherwise relatively common mask. The rubber facepiece retains very good shape, is quite clean and in excellent flexible condition. Other than minor crazing on the harness retaining lugs the rubber is crack free - even when flexed. The pearl grey suede lining is complete and has light to average soiling. Fitted with a good type 57 microphone assembly and pink flecked dark chocolate coloured loom with correct large 2-pin socket. The harness is complete, though a little soiled with some elasticity remaining. One original rubber band remains in place. These late war H-masks are very difficult to obtain in any condition and are considerably rarer than a G-type mask. A very good '+' to excellent used example. Stock code O16168.