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USAAF A-9 summer flying helmet

USAAF A-9 summer flying helmet

Code: H24219

SOLD

Helmet, Flying, Summer, Type A-9.  Size medium.  Green cotton helmet field modified with the addition of leather earcups.  This example is a first pattern helmet that doesn't have 'cut-outs' at the cheek.  Complete with all straps/hooks for attachment of the A-8A, A-9 & A-10 oxygen masks. Also fitted with press studs for later masks.  The leather chinstrap has a rather worn/tatty fleece chinpad & buckle.  Retains both of the laces around the face opening & neck.  Labelled.  The cloth is quite clean and free of damage.  Some verdigris deposits on the mask studs and the buckle has surface corrosion.   The earcups are in good  flexible condition but rather squashed.  These would look much better with receivers fitted to pad them out.  Sold unwired but we can supply a 'Y' loom and receivers if required.  Stock code H24219.