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RAF Mk.1A (M) flying helmet


Code: H25080

Stores reference 22C/2120.  Size 3 Regular.  1967 dated.  Almost certainly manufactured by Helmets Ltd. of Wheathampstead.  Classic early bonedome worn in conjuction with the type F or G inner helmet that contained the avionics, and to which an oxygen mask could be fitted.  The MK.1A is a basic protective helmet in leather lined fibreglass.  It has a simple nylon webbing suspension system fitted inside to give a comfortable fit over the inner cloth helmet (can be supplied separately).  An anti-glare visor is fitted, comprising a centre rail attachment and mechanism with a replaceable tinted acrylic anti-glare screen.  The helmet has a silver paint finish that appears to have been resprayed.  It is in good overall condition with light scratches/chips and appears free of cracks and stress crazing.  A reflective tape cross has been applied.  The rubber edge roll is near complete and in good order.  Fitted with a very good visor track mechanism, excellent tinted visor and chinstrap.  The lining is really quite clean and marked with the names of various previous owners.   It comes with the original protective cloth visor cover.  Good '+'/very good overall condition.   Stock code H25080.