USAAF B-6 Winter Flying Helmet
Size small. 1/4" shearling leather with seal brown chromed leather outer shell. Has hook attachments for the A-9 oxygen mask. Later examples were also fitted with press studs for use with the A-10R or A-10A oxygen masks. The B-6 was officially replaced by the AN-H-16 in 1943. The leather is in reasonably good overall condition. It remains quite supple and is very clean but does have a small puncture to the rear left side and two larger splits on the lower right side as worn - see photos. The mask hooks have some verdigris deposits. The lining is good and very clean. The chinstrap is a bit grubby and the buckle has surface corrosion. Retains both tightening cords. Labelled. Probably unissued. Not without some problems but a good display piece. Stock code H20247.