USAAF A-9 oxygen mask
USAAF A-9 'Short' Oxygen Mask. By The Acushnet Rubber Co. Dated January 1942. The rubber facepiece is in good flexible condition with relatively minor cracking/crazing, mainly around the cheek areas. The nosewire is absent but the retaining lugs are undamaged so a replacement could be fitted. The attached corrugated oxygen tube has cracking within the folds but is generally in good order. It is fitted with a non-standard end connector. The webbing harness retains good colour and is fitted with metal plates designed to attach to the hooks on the A-9 or B-6 helmet. This example also comes with an excellent webbing 'Juliet' harness enabling the mask to be worn without a flying helmet. The A-9 is a relatively rare mask as they were only produced between 1942 and August 1943. A good example. Stock code O22241.