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USAAF A-9 oxygen mask

Code: O22241


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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.

USAAF A-9 oxygen mask